Mathew 4.4 records, Jesus answered by quoting Deuteronomy: It takes more than bread to stay alive. It takes a steady stream of words from God’s mouth.
The first need for the men of the church is for them to be men in the word of God. We cannot know the will of God or the ways of God apart from the word of God. So much confusion exists in our society, including the church, over Who God is and what He requires. This confusion is the result of ignorance alone for God has given us clear detail of His workings in the world, the way in which He works and the works He requires men to do and for which they will be held accountable on that day they see Him face to face.
The will of God is not getting done because the Word of God is not being utilized as our instruction manual for living. The ways of God are not being discussed and insisted upon in our culture by the Christian men in leadership roles in government, the marketplace or education. This is the result of men ignoring the Word of God.
In this country we have so much information but so little transformation into the image of the First Born Son, Who is our God and Savior and into Whose image the Spirit of God is working in us to form us into His likeness. The fuel for this transformation is the Word of God. The Spirit of God uses the Word of God to change our hearts and minds toward the will of God and the ways of God. All men must show themselves workman of God’s word, handling it accurately and teaching it diligently first in their homes and then in their church and finally in their marketplace.
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