Just God And You
Whoever you are, you need to spend time with God. No one else can do it for you.
Luke 6:12: And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
Matthew 14:23: And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.
If the most perfect man who ever lived spent time alone with the Father praying, how much more do we sinners need that? How else can we get to know Him and learn His will?
Luke 4:4: And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
Jesus was God and is God. When He spoke, His words were the Word of God. He knew the Bible, the Word of God, and spoke it perfectly. But we ignorant sinners need to study it. We need to study it with the teaching of others and we need to study it for ourselves. Others who study the Bible can benefit you, but they cannot study the Bible for you. No one else can enjoy God for you.
Acts 3:19: Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;
Praying and studying the Bible in the company of others and by yourself will both be times of refreshing.
Deuteronomy 4:29: But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
No one can seek the Lord in your place or on your behalf.
1 Timothy 4:15: Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
No one else can meditate on God or the Bible for you. No one else can have faith in God for you and no one else can serve God in your place. No one else can receive Jesus for you and no one else can repent of your sins for you. If you have not received Jesus, you have had nothing to do with the Father. No man cometh to the Father but by me. No one else can serve God or others for you. No one else can live the specific and unique life that God wants you to live. No one else can occupy the time and space you do.
Romans 14:12: So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
We will never be able to blame anyone else for what we do or don*t do. The only one who could ever do anything of spiritual importance in your place was Jesus. He died in your place. No one else will be able to enjoy the rewards or occupy the place reserved in Heaven for you.
Mark 9:41: For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.
2 Timothy 4:8: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
James 1:12: Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
1 Peter 5:4: And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
1 Peter 1:3-5: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.