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Has someone’s words hurt you? Has anyone ever said something to you and the words hurt deep? The reality of it is that words can hurt and cause wounds were no man can see.
Proverbs 18: 8
The words of a talebearer are as wounds and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
When we get hurt like this, only the Lord can heal such wounds. Have you ever seen someone in the hospital because they feel hurt deeply by what someone else said and need those wounds to be healed? No because only the Lord can do that.
Psalm 147: 3
He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
When we are hurt by words from other people, what we need to do is turn our hearts over to the Lord for healing.
Only the Lord can reach down to our innermost being. No man can do that. Only the Lord has the speciality of ‘binding up wounds’ in places no man can reach. For He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
Lack of discipline and laziness in the things that really matter in life is a plaque that is affecting many Christians.
Unfortunately, the things that really matter in life do not just fall on us. We have to pay the price for it.
Its good to go to church, go for a conference but what happens after?
When we hear the word we are supposed to ‘go back home and get more’. This is done by mediating on what we have heard and studying, asking the Lord for greater insights and understanding.
This is what the disciples did. Someone asked really? Yes. Lets look at an account from the scriptures:
Mark 7: 14 – 23
14And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand:
15There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.
16If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
17And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.
18And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;
19Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?
20And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.
21For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
22Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
23All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
The disciples heard a parable. When they got into the house, they asked questions for greater understanding (verse 17) and the Lord gave them understanding by teaching them more.
Thank God that we have the greater one living in us today. Its not good enough to go to church hear a good sermon and do nothing with it.. We need to go home and study, especially areas that were quicken to us while listening.
When we ask questions we get more understanding. The bible says ‘seek and ye shall find’.
Do you want more from your bible studies? Then go home, pray and study. Ask the Lord to give you understanding and to open your eyes.
There is so much treasure in the word, but we must go home and pay the price for more.