Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Living Word


Jesus is the living God, the Word incarnate.

"He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters."

-Luke 11:23

Christians, let us gather with Jesus. Closely and intimately. Let's huddle near to Him. If we stay in His Word, we are gathered close to Him. He is the incarnate Word of life, alive and true. Diving into His Word is like gathering close in His arms. And disregarding His word is not without consequence; He says it will cause us to "scatter". Let's stay close.

Let's study the Word with alacrity and vigor. Meditate and pray over it. Just as our bodies cannot survive without food, our souls cannot thrive without the food of the Word. And Christ Himself calls us to not only read His Word, but to obey it completely.

"More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!"
-Luke 11:28

"Be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves."
-James 1:22

Remember the importance of the Word, daily. It's not just a book. It is God's living Word. God's spoken word created this world. God's Word will triumph in the end.

"Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.

He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.

Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword (the Word), that with it He should strike the nations."
-Revelation 19:11, 13, 15

7 comments:

  1. Good stuff.

    That word: 'scatters' totally struck me.

    I feel super scattered if I am not right with God.

    When I am not seriously reading the Bible and really listening to what God is telling me to do.

    Great Post :)

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  2. Thanks, CWYS :)

    The word "scatters" struck me as well.

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  3. I love how the Psalmist paints the picture of a man who immerses himself in the Word both day and night… “He is like a tree planted by streams of water; which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither!” When the trials and temptations of this life assail us like the hot noon day sun, we will be revived by the cool, refreshing water of God’s word drawn up through the roots of faith that we have put down deep into it.

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  4. Well said brother! Powerful stuff. You had me at James 1:22...but reminded me of Hebrews 4:12 (NASB)

    "For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart."

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  5. Sam & Wretched Sinner:

    I love the comments. And yes, WS, I was reminded of that verse as well. Powerful, powerful stuff.

    And you two: Sorry that the comments were moderated. I switched on that option because I had to edit something I had posted, then I forgot to switch it back...so I wasn't aware that I had comments which needed to be approved! I've got it back on normal, now.

    Thanks a lot for your thoughts. I am thoroughly enjoying our fellowship.

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