DON’T “CUSTOMIZE” YOUR BELIEFS!

“All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.” (Psalm 119:160, NIV)

Music Apps

Pandora and iHeartRadio are two of the music “Apps” you can place on your computer, phone, iPad, or Tablet so you can listen to your favorite songs when you want. They help you create your own personal radio stations by allowing you to “customize” your music. They play a song and then you click a thumbs up or down to indicate whether or not you like it. You end up with a grouping of only the songs that you like.

Unfortunately, sometimes we do that with the Bible, too. We may pick the Scripture passages we like and ignore the others. By studying the Bible this way, we “customize” it to our preferences.

The psalmist looked at God’s Word this way:  All your words are true.” (Psalm 119:160, NIV)

And the apostle Paul told Timothy, a young pastor, All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness … “ (2 Timothy 3:16, NIV)

The Scriptures were important to Jesus (Matthew 5:17-18), but He looked at them differently than the religious leaders of His day. To Him, “You shall not murder” was on the level of being “angry with a brother without a cause” (Matthew 5:21-22, NIV). Far from customizing Scripture, He was concerned about the motivation of people’s hearts in applying all of it.

As we embrace God’s Word more fully, we’ll know Him more deeply and want to honor Him.

Take a minute this morning and read this prayer: Lord, I don’t want to treat Your Word lightly or to dismiss what seems too difficult. Show me my heart and help me obey from the heart whatever You tell me. In Jesus’ name, amen.

From this day forward, when you open your Bible, ask the Author to open your heart. Give a “Thumbs Up” to the entire Bible, not just some parts of it!

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“Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ!”

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6 Comments on “DON’T “CUSTOMIZE” YOUR BELIEFS!”

  1. terribell85 Says:

    very good and timely word. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Five Smoothies, Border line six!!!!!!

    Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

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  3. tulalangtala8 Says:

    I agree

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