Living Words

Is the word of God just a bunch of quotable quotes or a bag of ancient dry bones?

According to first Timothy 3:16 it is profitable for doctrine (which is another way of saying “teaching”) and is also profitable for reproof, correction, and training in righteousness.

But is that all it’s good for?

I believe it is SO MUCH MORE than that!

The Pharisees ofΒ  Jesus’s day (and ours, and truth be told, we’ve probably been one of them at some point) seem to get stuck there.

But the word of God should be like the air we breathe, like our daily bread, without which we cannot survive!

It is like that which flips the switch on a neon sign proclaiming “life” from off to on, so that it SHINES:

LIFE!”

Looking into the word of God as a believer, with the help of the Spirit, should cause our mouths to drop open in wonder, kind of like the kids on the set of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder, when they walked into the room full of candy.

Psalm 19:10 says of God’s words:

“They are more desirable than gold, yes, then much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.”

And Hebrews 4:12 explains:

“For the word of God is living and active…able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”

God never meant for His word to be used as a dry, boring textbook. Rather, He gave it to us that we might come to know Him!

Think of it; the Creator of the universe wants a close relationship with the relatively small people that He made!

His word

  • reveals who He is and how He feels toward us.
  • It brings us comfort in difficult times,
  • warns of danger,
  • gives clear direction to keep us from sin and the pain and grief and emptiness and destruction that sin leaves in its wake.

When we read it, God’s Spirit speaks to us words of hope, faith, love, joy, grace, mercy, kindness, and so much more!

Have you been avoiding reading God’s word because you thought it was just dry, boring stuff?

I challenge you to give it another try. But when you sit down to read it, ask God to show you what to read and ask Him to use it to speak to your heart.

When He does, make sure to listen and trust and obey.

Life with Him is so sweet that you’ll realize you weren’t really living before!

May you discover the sweetness and wonder and love that He longs to share with you!

Happy searching!

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18 thoughts on “Living Words

  1. God’s Word definitely has so much beauty, direction, and as you pointed out LIFE. I just started to create printables to remind me of just how much truth and guidance He can and will provide around my house as long as I take the time to meditate on it in His presence.

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  2. Amen! And as we spend that time with Him in His Word, because it is the Living Word, the very breath of Jesus, it becomes a part of us. Our hearts truly are transformed. Thank you so much for these beautiful words today!

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    1. Thank you, Tammy! You’re so sweet! I’ve missed you lately. I’ve not been feeling well and have had some days where I didn’t do much blogging.
      I’m so glad the Lord came to you and saved you! I’m so glad that you love Him and His word now!
      Much love to you, too! Xxoo ❀

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        1. Yes, family and the Lord’s work are very important! Way to go!
          I’m feeling better most of the time but still having some fatigue and minor headaches. I’ll be glad to get back to normal again, but God has been with me all the time, as always! Praise His name!

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