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Know Your Conviction

All throughout the Bible, there are countless examples of Christians who have accepted Jesus as their personal savior, but do not have specific convictions about what they believe and how they are to interact in their daily lives. II Timothy 2:15 states, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.” The word for study is in the imperative mood. This means that believers are commanded to study the Word of God.

There is a temptation to the natural man to immediately think that to study the Word of God may be boring. Yet, there are countless benefits to individuals who will obey the Divine mandate given in II Timothy 2:15. God promised Joshua that if he would not let the book of the law depart from his mouth, and would meditate therein day and night, and observe all that it said, the Lord would prosper his way and give him success (2). The Lord promises success to those who meditate upon the Holy Scriptures. God will keep the minds of those who think on His Word in perfect peace (3). He will give discernment to the believer in making decisions.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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