Joyce Meyer – Don’t Be a Know-It-All

 As for God, His way is perfect! The word of the Lord is tested and tried; He is a shield to all those who take refuge and put their trust in Him.

— Psalm 18:30 (AMPC)

Adapted from the resource Hearing from God Each Morning – by Joyce Meyer

Hearing and reading the truth in God’s written Word helps keep us stable through the storms of life. It never changes or wavers in its intent for us, and the message of God’s love never changes. Even if His Word doesn’t speak specifically to the details of our situation, it always speaks accurately of God’s heart and character, and reassures us that He’ll always take care of us and make a way for us. That alone makes it worth studying!

The Word teaches that our knowledge in this life is fragmented, incomplete, and imperfect. According to 1 Corinthians 13:9, we know only “in part” (NKJV). This tells me there will never be a time in our lives when we can honestly say, “I know everything I need to know.” Go to God in humility and be hungry to learn from His Word. Ask Him daily to teach you what you should do in each situation you’re facing, and receive the Holy Spirit as your Teacher. When you do, He will lead you into all truth, revealing things to you that you could never figure out on your own (see John 16:13). I’ve decided to be a lifetime learner and student of God’s Word, and I strongly encourage you to do the same—you won’t regret it!

Prayer Starter: Father, thank You for the gift of Your Word. Today I invite You, Holy Spirit, to teach me, to reveal truth to me, and to open my eyes more and more to the beauty of who Jesus is. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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