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."
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!"
"Be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves."
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