It’s a Happy New Year!
This is everyone’s expectation. How may the believer assure that he enters a season of ‘happiness’, be it a new year, month or day? God’s word has the answer: ‘Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding; for her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, and her gain than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies, and all things you may desire cannot compare with her.’ Prov.3:13-15.
Why is the Word of God so integral to successful, happy living? Because it is divine wisdom, the pathway to sufficiency in all things. In it lies the answer to every question of life, and the solution to every challenge. God’s word is His power. Jesus said that he who knows Scripture knows the power of God Mt.22:29. Models of ‘good success’ in every venture are built on the foundation of God’s word Josh.1:8. It is the plumb-line, the standard for making right choices. It is thus imperative that we spend quality time in the presence of God reading His word, meditating on it, speaking and doing it.
When Jesus washed the feet of His disciples, He avowed that if they were not washed they could have no part in Him Jn.13:8. They did not understand why He did this at the time, but, by the revelation of Apostle Paul, we know now that the exercise typified the cleansing that Jesus did when He gave His life that ’He might sanctify and cleanse (us) with the washing of water by the Word.’ Eph.5:26. The Blood of Jesus cleansed our body; it was shed for our salvation. The one whose body is clean need no longer bathe Jn.13:10. The Word is water for regular cleansing of our feet that we may continue to walk on the path of righteousness set before us.
Do you want a part of Jesus and His Kingdom? Then wash your feet daily with the water of the Word, and walk in God’s will that you may partake of His blessings Mt.7:21. When life happens we will be challenged, need solutions; our feet will likely get dirty! Let us just wash again, get back in the Word. There’s plenty of it!