The Antidote–Readily Available

8 Nov

God’s Word: II Timothy 3

God’s Message to Me: (My interpretation of what God is saying to me through these verses)

Look at the people around you—they are the signs of the times!  The closer it gets to the time of Jesus’ return to earth the more evil the world will become.  When you see people who are money-hungry, self-promoting, profane, contemptuous of parents, crude, coarse, dog-eat-dog, impulsively wild, savage, ruthless, addicted to lust and allergic to God—then you will know the time is almost here.

Why has the world become so corrupt?  Refusal to accept the antidote—found in My Word and readily available.  Mankind is made in my image and there is a space within that yearns for peace with Me.  But instead of going to My Word to receive that peace, they search the world over, first this path and then that.  Instead of finding peace with Me, they sedate the longing with pleasure that often turns to all kinds of wickedness.

I provided the Bible, written by 40 different men I chose, over a period of 1500 years, to show you the way to peace with Me.  I love you and want you to have My peace that passes understanding.  You wonder why there is no peace in the world but there cannot be peace in the world apart from peace in the heart—with Me.  Tired of no peace, want to know peace, open my Word and let me share the antidote.

God’s Question for Me: How are you sharing the antidote to the world’s ill in your little corner of the world?

God’s Promise to Me: My Word shows the path to peace with me and leads to the foot of the cross and into your heart.

My Prayer to God:

Adoration:  Your Word is wonderful, beautiful, amazing!  It is like no other book—alive with Your Spirit and Your actual guidance.  It speaks to my heart, shows me your truths, exposes my rebellion, corrects my mistakes, and trains me in Your path of peace.  I am sooooo grateful for Your Word.

Confession:  How selfish can a person like me be?  I know the peace of Your Word but it appears I hoard it to myself.  The world around me is going to the dogs and I scorn them instead of reaching out to them with your antidote.  I’m sorry God.

Thanksgiving:  How deeply thankful I am for your forgiveness that I tapped into when I accepted Christ, as having come directly from you, and returned to you to prepare a place for me there.  Thank you for considering me worthy of being your messenger and carrying your antidote to my world.

Supplication:  Make me a lasting blessing to someone today and every day of my life.  May Your Word, the antidote to the ills of the world, so infuse my very being that I am not satisfied unless I have shared it in multiple ways every day I live and breathe.

My Song to God:

The Bible is God’s Word,

Take it wherever you go.

The Bible is God’s Word,

Share it so others will know.

We study the Bible to help us to know,

More about God and the way we should grow.

May we like young Timothy, study to show,

Lives that are pleasing to God.

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