God’s Word is the soul-nourishment needed for a life with God. God’s Word, therefore, is rightly called a means of grace. Without his Word it is impossible to continue a life of grace.
Determination and good works, prayer and wrestling against sin, will not avail. It is only God’s means of grace that can create new life and sustain that which is created. God does not expect that you can be victorious over evil except by the help of the means of grace.
Man lives by every Word which comes from the mouth of God. You are not assured that you will always feel warmed and edified by the Word. You may feel that the Word condemns and humbles you. The Word is effective independent of your feelings.
Use the Word diligently. Through the Word you become a partaker of divine powers. Submerge yourself in the Word and evil will lose its power over you.
Wisløff, H.E., Quiet Moments on the Way Home. Fergus Falls, MN: Faith & Fellowship Press, 1993.
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