Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Daily Intake of God’s Word by Ho King Swee dated 15.2.15

Bro. Ho shared that in the US about 18% Christians read the Bible, 23% never read it while only about 50 to 60% read it occasionally.  He believes these statistics are the same here.

Why? He believes there are two main reasons:

  1. Lack of fear or God and love of God
  2. We do not have clear goals in our lives

When God gave the law to Moses He knew people will ask for a king. Deuteronomy 17:14, 17, 19.  Most kings did not obey God’s command example not to have more than one wife.  We usually compliant we do not have time to read.  In Joshua 1:8 he was instructed to meditate on God’s Word day and night although he was busy leading the people.  Meditation is like food for the soul.  We are to assimilate to nourish our soul.


(From “Profile of disciple for FBC”)(Profile of disciple of Christ) 

I am building a life habit of daily taking in of the Word of God, applying His word in my life and using His word in my interaction with other people.

Joshua 1:8 – the key - meditate on it day and night

Joshua 8:34 –the key- reading all the Words

Joshua 8:35 – the key- he followed Moses’ command to read all the Words

Psalm 1:1 – the key- do not walk in the counsel of wicked

Psalm 1:2 – the key-on His law meditate day and night

Psalm 1:3 –the key-like trees planted by the streams that yielded fruits

1 Peter 1:23 –the key- we are imperishable through living and abiding in God’s word

1 Peter 1:24-the key –all fresh are like grass they wither

1 Peter 1:25-the key-God’s Words abide forever

1 Peter 2:1 –the key-put away malice, envy and slander

1 Peter 2:2-the key-like babes long for spiritual milk

1 Peter 2:3 –the key-we are tasting the kindness of God

“Word Hand”

Represents hear, Read, Study, memorise and meditate together with respective verses above.


Only as you meditate on God's Word--thinking of its meaning and application in your life--will you discover its transforming power at work within you.

Do we have vision/mission and goals for our lives?

Do we know God’s purpose for our lives here?

So do our mission and goals for our lives agree with God’s purpose for our lives?

How to know God’s purpose for our lives?

We are always concerned with self but it is more important to focus on Christ.

Life Vision/Mission

To fear and love God above all:

(a) To grow to be like Christ (be holy)

(b) To accomplish our roles in fulfilling the great commission and building God’s kingdom

(Mat.22:37-39, Luk.14:16, Deut.6:1-5, 10:12-13

1 Pet.1:15-16, Rom. 8:29, 1 Tim.4:7-8, 2 Cor. 3:18,  Jn.15:4-5, Gal.5:22-23, Eph. 4:13-15, Col.1:28,  Phi.3:10, 2 Cor.7:1, 1 Pet.2:17,

Mat. 28:19-20, Act 1:8, Mat. 6:33)


Commit to be doers of God’s Word

Daily meditate on God’s Word -- obey

(3) Thank the Lord, commune with and pray for help

(4) Keep obeying the above

How I am growing to love
Requirements of God’s Word
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
1 Cor 13:4 Love is patient
And Kind
Does not envy
Or boast


Use this table to record our experiences week by week as above.  The other suggested requirements are:

I Corinthians 13:5, 6, 7, 8