Daily Delight

Monday, August 8, 2016

Jesus did and said a lot of controversial things - here’s exhibit A: he actually says to the Sadducees you are in error because you do not know the scriptures of the power of God - Matthew 22:29. What?! This is a major insult - these guys prided themselves on knowing the scriptures back to front. In fact, they’d grown up being taught to memorise it as a part of their culture. They had extremely impressive intellectual knowledge of the scripture, and Jesus has the audacity to tell them that they don’t even know the Word of God! Here’s why: the power of the Word is revealed in the transformation it makes in us. 

You can’t know the Word of God unless you actually apply it to your life. The religious teachers knew scripture in their heads, but they never let it translate into their hearts and lives. I find it so easy to stock up on knowledge of the scriptures - but getting vulnerable, honest and personal with it - that’s the harder option. Sometimes we have to do what is right, not what is easy. Applying the Word to me is the harder choice, but it’s the only way to see the Author behind the words on the page. How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word. I have tried hard to find you - don’t let me wander from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. -Psalm 119:9-11 (NLT) 


About the Author

Nikki Dent≫ ≫Nikki is a new generation speaker, writer, pastor and surfer from Byron Bay on the east coast of Australia. Her life involves a kaleidoscope of roles, platforms, layers, colours, stories and seasons. 26 & Married to a skater boy with two gorgeous baby girls, Nikki has been teaching and preaching the Word of God since she was 19 years old. She is insanely passionate about helping people seek, understand, experience and fall in love with the Word of God for themselves - which is why she founded Paper & Treasure, a website designed to be a tool in the hand of young women who want to dig for treasure in the paper of their bibles. She'd love for you to pay it a visit at www.paperandtreasure.com, and you can find her on Instagram @paperandtreasure


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