As was Paul’s custom, he went to the synagogue service, and for three Sabbaths in a row he used the Scriptures to reason with the people. -Acts 17:2
It is so important for us to know that even Paul used Scripture to teach others. He used God’s word to reason with people who were on the fence over their faith in Jesus Christ as Messiah. He started right where they were with the Old Testament, teachings they understood and Words they memorized, then brought in the new teachings about Jesus Christ dying to remove their sins and give them everlasting life in heaven. Paul didn’t use his own words to persuade people, he used God’s words.
God’s word is the only way change will ever truly happen in a person. God’s word changes hearts and opens minds to the life He offers through Jesus Christ. It comes to no surprise that through his teachings Paul was able to win over the hearts of some of the Jews and God-fearing Greek men and prominent women. God’s Word brings life and hope, bringing guidance and changing hearts.
Who do you know that needs a little more of God’s word in her life? How will she get it? Will you pray for her today, asking God to reveal His word so that she may know Him better and begin a change in her life.
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. -Hebrews 4:12
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. -2 Timothy 3:16-17
Your word is a lamp for my feet, and a light on my path. -Psalm 119:105
The unfolding of your word gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. -Psalm 119:130
I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. -Psalm 130:11