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Don’t Miss the Boat

May 19, 2020

I will always remind you of these things [the gospel], even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have. 2 Peter 1:12 (NIV)

Why would you get up tomorrow morning and read the Bible? It’s more than gathering information, it’s about grasping all that Jesus is for you, savoring all that He has done for you, and receiving all that He holds in His hand for you.

We miss the boat when we tell ourselves we know stuff, that in biblical terms we don’t know. Like when a girl says, “I know God loves me, but I hate myself.” If Peter were her pastor, he would put his arm around her shoulder and say, “You think you know His love, but if you were savoring God’s love for you right now, you would never say that you hate yourself.”

When a guy says, “I know the gospel, but I can’t overcome this compulsive sin,” Peter would put his arm around him and say, “You think you know the gospel, but the moment you gave way to temptation, you lost touch with the power and the presence of the Spirit in your life.”

There’s an old song that captures this well:

Make the book live to me, O Lord,
Show me Yourself within Your Word,
Show me myself and show me my Savior
and make the book live to me.

Come humbly like this to the Word every day. Come to worship and hear the Word like this every week, and it’ll change your life. You will find everything you need for life and godliness.

Are you coming to the Word and to worship like this?


The Author
Colin Smith

Colin Smith is the Senior Pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He has authored a number of books, including Heaven, How I Got Here and Heaven, So Near - So Far. Colin is the President and Teacher for Unlocking the Bible. Follow him on Twitter.



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