Do you get it? In His Word 6-18-18

Do you get it? In His Word 6-18-18
Sometimes we read the Bible through in a year and we get the eye knowledge that we actually did it. Good for us! We have accomplished more than many who went on before us. But did you get it?

Did you get the message?
So now we can tell who are children of God and who are children of the devil. Anyone who does not live righteously and does not love other believers[a] does not belong to God 11 This is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another. 12 We must not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and killed his brother. And why did he kill him? Because Cain had been doing what was evil, and his brother had been doing what was righteous 1 John 3:10-12
What did you read? Did you get the message? From the beginning God has been telling us to love one another; Cain did not love his brother thus he killed him. So, is that why he killed him? Pretty much, he did not have love, and we know where love comes from because we know love.
We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.1 John 4:6-8
The whole Bible is written so that we can know God, when  we think we have read the Word of God and still cannot share what we have learned… did we really get it?
Or did we just read through it like we used to do when we were assigned so many pages of a chapter in school?  I want to challenge you this year to really read the Word, really get the Word… then to write down what you got from it!
Did you learn something about God? Did you get an application that you can use in your life right now? Did you find forgiveness from your sins; or are you able to forgive someone else? The Bible words have been written by God inspired writers some of whom have touched God Himself on earth in the form of Jesus.

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us.We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. We write this to make our joy complete.
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all  sin.

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.1 John 1:1-10

If they have written to proclaim forgiveness of sins and salvation of our souls should we not write out what we have received that someday someone may read it and grow closer to God or even come to know Him through the thoughts we had when we read His Words in our Bibles?  I will let you know a secret; not only writers keep journals!  People who would never let someone else read their words when they were alive will write for years in notebooks never showing anyone; but when they are gone they change people’s lives! 
The proof is in the letters to the people in Bible time.
Those letters became our Word of God! 
It is pretty amazing. Imagine if something you wrote about that God showed you while you read His Word, your Bible, changed someone’s life in the future? It means that life will go on learning the Words from God. Now I am not saying to rewrite the Bible but I am saying write the scriptures, then write a little note about it, or a letter to God thanking Him for showing you the words. Then stop and think about it!
The Bible is not just here to give us a good yearly plan to read, it is here to enrich our lives with the Truth!
Why? So we can enrich the lives of others with the Truth!  You guessed it, then they can and their people can etc and soon the whole world will know… even the uttermost parts of the earth!
So tomorrow when you read your daily reading stop and think about it! Either write it down or don’t but be sure you think on it for a while and figure out why God put it there.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for giving us the Word of God so that we can ‘get it’ and receive the cleansing and salvation you have for us!  Help us to pass it on and to take ‘Selah moments’ every day! Help us to share what we learned in word or deed; in Jesus’name amen.
Suggested reading: 1 John 1:1-10, 1 John 2:1-28, 1 John 3:1-24 and 1 John 4:1-21.