In the Bible, the term “word” is sometimes translated from the Greek word “rhema.” For example, here in Matthew 4:4, Jesus told the devil that human beings could not exist merely on physical nourishment, they needed spiritual nourishment as well.
We don’t live by bread alone, but by every rhema that proceeds from the mouth of God.
In “real life,” Lisa is a busy mother, a pastor’s wife, and a popular Christian writer and speaker.
Introduction - Robert J Morgan is the teaching pastor at Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee and is well known for expository messages that are rich in excellent illustrations of Biblical principles.D = Daily Devotions: The Soul-Secrets of Sacred Reading Matthew 4:1-4 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.This is one of the ancient disciplines that we need to rediscover in this day of blaring noises and non-stop sound.Lectio divina means that we find a time to be still and to open the Bible or some great devotional piece of literature, and we read it for our own soul’s nourishment, looking for that word or phrase or verse or chapter that will speak to us as though it had our names on it, as though we could hear the voice of Jesus Himself speaking to us personally and pointedly.This is a favorite of mine, and in glancing back over it in my old, underlined Bible, I counted a dozen different circles and underlines and brackets and other marks that I’ve made through the years as I’ve underlined its verses.
Let me show you how Psalm 31 begins: In You, O Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame. Turn Your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me.
One of Lisa’s specialties is teaching busy mothers how to take time for spiritual nourishment in the Word of God every day.
On her bookshelf is a copy of Wuest’s Word Studies from the Greek New Testament, and one day she noticed something.
It reminded me of the phrase we come across in the book of Psalms—the Lord reigns!
But what a joy to go into the day with those two words written above our heads in the sky, as it were: Heaven rules. This was one of the Bible study methods our Lord used.
I’d like to show you a wonderful passage of Scripture.