Lead By Design
SEPTEMBER 11, 2023
Daily Reading – Pro. 8-9 / 1 Cor. 14
Proverbs 8:20-21 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
The Vision Statement of Living In His Word Ministries, “Getting people into the Word of God… and the Word of God into people,” is not just a catchy phrase. We believe this is the foundation, on which people must live their lives in order to enjoy God’s blessings in every area of life. Our verses today point to this understanding.
First, God’s wisdom is more valuable than anything any club or other social group can give you. You can belong to every well-meaning club out there and they may bring you enjoyment for a moment. However, what eternal value do they teach that was not first written by God in His word? The answer is none. Second, wisdom mixed with understanding creates all of life’s correct outcomes. People want to go to God’s Word like a fix-it manual when something is broken. Find the fix, apply it, and then live as they did before. That never works. What works is the constant repetitive study of God’s Word that sinks into your heart and becomes part of your life to keeps those worldly things from tearing up your life to begin with. Next, fixing what is already broken can also be found in God’s Word. However, it takes dedication to change a life and make it right. Arrogant, prideful, and selfish people will not enjoy the luxuries of God’s best, as they seldom desire to really change what they do. Finally, God’s Word is counsel. In it, you find understanding and strength for every area of life. Lead by design.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
So maybe now you understand our slogan a bit better. “Getting people into the Word of God… and the Word of God into people.” In fact, try reading our vision slogan again, only this time with your name replacing the word “people.”
Are you being led by the design of God’s Word?
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director