Saturday. 10/ 12/ 13
Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hear the word of God, and keep it.”
That seems straight forward enough, but it does leave a question hanging: I mean, how, when, and where does one hear the word of God? The simplistic answer to that would be that we hear the word of God when we read the Bible. But all people at all times haven’t had a Bible handy. Then too, those who have a Bible can’t always riffle through its pages to find the right answer to every one of the difficulties they face.
A better answer to the question about where one finds the word of God would be in one’s conscience. Our guilt or innocence are determined by whether or not we follow our conscience.
But even that is not always a satisfactory answer. If someone has been raised to lie and take things easy, his conscience might be telling him things like, “God helps those who help themselves.” And, “Never give a sucker an even break.”
No, those who hear the word of God and keep it must share the blessings they receive with those who taught them their Bible lessons, and share them with the parents who trained them in the discipline they need to keep from following the easy sinful way out.