Day 62/260: Read Romans 10
Zeal is important, but it must be coupled with knowledge. Uneducated zeal often leads to much harm. Yet, knowledge without zeal benefits no one either.
What does one need to know? The Scriptures are clear that a knowledge of God is essential. In the first century, before the written Word was completed, the Spirit gave miraculous knowledge to certain individuals. Now that the Scriptures are completed in written form, we no longer need the miraculous. We have the benefit and blessing of access to the New Testament by which we can verify what God has revealed.
God’s plan was a mystery before the revelation. He gave bits and pieces to prophets as He willed, but the full picture was not revealed until the first century after Christ came. Paul wrote to the church in Ephesus that “when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ” (Ephesians 3:4). We have the product of the miraculous, so we no longer need the miraculous.
Knowing the Bible is so important because it “is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). We should zealously study and zealously teach God’s Word!
Memory (Copy into a notebook 5-10 times)
Romans 10:10. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Pray for zeal along with the knowledge of the will of God as you read His Word.