Acts 5:42 – And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.
When a top athlete is training for a competition in which he/she may well become known as the best in the world at their sport/event, they don’t train once a week; it’s a daily, and sometimes multiple times daily, that training is done. When a medical student is earnestly striving to become the best he/she can be in a particular field of medicine, he/she does not give time, energy, and effort to study once per week; rest assured that such study is a daily thing, often at the expense of sleep or self-comfort. When one had been diagnosed with a serious ailment that will require specific medical and therapeutic treatment for a long period of time on a regimen of several times each week, and it is known that without such treatment and regimen, that the patient will die, that person does not enter into that regimen casually, applying it once or twice monthly; it is done when, where, and how the physician prescribes it.
Now consider one’s walk in Christ. It is truly a matter of life and death. We know that death and life are in the power of the tongue. The life of such power comes from the Word of God. The Scriptures are plain as to the need for regular, daily, frequent, and on-going application of the Word into one’s life. And the life of which I write is more than the beating of one’s heart. It is life in the spirit man, that part of man that is eternal and is made in the image of God. The life of which I write is soulish life – mind, will, intellect, and emotions. The life of which I write is the physical man, and the Word of which I speak is life to one’s flesh and health to one’s marrow. In short, I speak of life for the WHOLE man – spirit, soul, and body.
In our Text for Today we read that the disciples were engaged in the work of the Word of God EVERY DAY, and WHEREVER they were. Take a moment to read our Manna for Today. Again and again we are admonished, even commanded, that this book of the law, God’s Word, should be an ever-present, on-going, never-ending application in our life in speech, action, location, and intention. If God’s Word is life to us and health to our flesh, it is surely important. If it is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path, it is surely important. If it is the hearing of the Word that brings faith, and if it is impossible to please God without faith, the Word of God is surely important. It’s not just for Sunday – IT IS FOR EVERY DAY!
Manna for Today – Acts 5:17-42; Joshua 1:6-9; Proverbs 4:20-23; Psalm 119:105; Proverbs 6:2; Matthew 12:34-37; Romans 3:4