by Abraham Cremeens
I recently came across this question in my regular Bible reading from Micah 2:7. God himself asked...
Do not my words do good to him who walks uprightly?
What a great question. The emphatic answer is that yes, God’s Word always does good for his people. As Christians, we rightly believe that “all Scripture is breathed out by God” (2 Timothy 3:16) and is “living and active” (Hebrews 4:12). But just because something is good for you doesn’t mean it is easy to accomplish (eating your fruits and vegetables, for example).
Life is full of good things and necessary priorities. But when life gets busy and crazy, even the best of things get swept under the rug. This has certainly been true of seasons in my life. Just because you want a life invested in God’s Word doesn’t mean you experience it by default. Spiritual health doesn’t come by accident.
The pandemic has disrupted many things around the world. For some of you, your office and your bedroom are in the same space. You have had to make many adjustments since March. That isn’t going to change anytime soon. But it begs some questions: How is your spiritual health today? Are you regularly experiencing the good that comes from God’s Word? In this "new normal" that is forming, have you struggled to pick back up the Word of God as an essential part of your life?
If so, now is the time to make a change. Every day offers a fresh start. And in a world turned upside down, this is something to make sure is right-side up. But it won’t happen by accident. It will take commitment, community, and prayerful dependence.
With this in mind, I would like to take another opportunity to invite you to this year’s Men’s Summit on Saturday, October 17, from 4-8 pm. While we have needed to adjust what this event typically looks like, we have kept key elements intact with the particular aim of investing in God’s Word together.
We will offer some good meat with which to fill your stomachs. We will have plenty of fun together on a beautiful fall evening outdoors. But we also intend to feast our souls on God’s Word and encourage one another toward that healthy diet of Scripture moving forward. I trust this event will help you receive the good that God intends through his Word.
So, if you feel knocked off your horse and want to regain some ground in this area of your life, come ready to be encouraged and equipped. Or, if this is an area of health in your life, come ready to encourage and support others. We are a band of brothers ready to support one another through the battles of life. Don’t miss the opportunity!
Note: While the cost of this event is free, we ask that you register so we know how much food to prepare. Please sign up here by Wednesday, October 14.