DEVOTIONAL:: Pst Chris Oyakhilome – Chosen To Know God’s Word
28th January 2018
And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus (2 Timothy 3:15).
After Saul’s encounter with the Lord on his way to Damascus, God sent Ananias, a devout man according to the law, to him, with these words: “…The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will , and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth” (Acts 22:14). Saul, who later became the apostle Paul, isn’t on the scene today, but you are; so, this is the Word of the Lord to you, because Jesus said, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matthew 24:35).
More so, God is the Father of spirits; He addresses the human spirit, which is eternal. When God speaks, you ought to know whether He’s revealing principles or He’s saying something that only a particular person can act upon. The Lord wanted Saul to know he was chosen to know His will—the Word.
Do you realize that you’ve been chosen also to know the will of God? This isn’t about being chosen to handle a particular assignment or responsibility. This is God choosing you to unveil His Word to your spirit. For example, it was God-ordained that you’d be studying this devotional today. If God never chose you to receive the blessed words, these spiritual revelations, you’ll never receive them.
God chose you through the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit that He may unveil truths to your spirit: “Who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit… ” (1 Peter 1:2 NIV). He foreknew you and separated you unto Himself to know His will; it’s the reason you can never walk in confusion. It’s the reason you can know God in your spirit. He’s flooded your spirit with light; the light of His Word, that you may know and walk in His perfect will.
Dear Father, I thank you for choosing me to know your will. I’m rooted and grounded in your Word, producing fruits of righteousness, for your glory. There’s no cause for stumbling in my path, because your Word lightens my way, and in my path, there’s no darkness, but life, peace and success, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Timothy 3:15 Luke 8:10
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Matthew 19:16-20:1-16 Exodus 15
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Acts 13:13-25 Job 26-27