Incline Thine Ear Unto my Word
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. - 1 John 5:4
The above scripture in First John is written to the church and it here implies that faith is the basis of your victory, faith-filled word will rule over circumstances and situations of life. You as a believer will have much pressure to go the way of the flesh but you will have to commit yourself to go the road of faith because the just are destined to live by faith.
The believer is commanded to incline his ear to the word as faith which is essential for victory comes by inclining your ears or listening to his word (read Romans 10:17).
The word of God must come to you continuously through the ear gate so that your doubt will be starved and your spirit fed for once it is fed, it is strong enough to overcome the battle of life. There is just one way of resisting the devil and that is by steadfastly hearing, believing, and acting upon God's word.
Christ prefers faithful hearers and doers of the word to his nearest relatives in Luke 8:20-21. He gives a warning as to what you hear and a promise that if you hear right, more will be given but if you reject truth even what you have will be taken away. In other words, if you hear and obey, more light will be given but if you fail to take heed, you will lose what you even have (see Mark 4:24). Not only is Christ concerned about the kind of Knowledge you take in, He is equally concerned about the kind of wisdom you practice (see Luke 8:18).
Prayer: Lord, help me to put my trust in your word that I might not walk in the path of the destroyer. I starve my doubt and feed my faith as I make a commitment to hear and trust your word for every situation of my life in Jesus name.
Further Reading: Romans 10:17, Luke 5:15, Luke 6:17
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Isaiah 30:12-33:9; Galatians 5:1-12; Psalm 63:1-11; Proverbs 23:22