The word on The Word
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. (John 1:1)
Sneaking into an earthly history 2000 years ago was the Word. God born as a man.
- 'He sent forth His word and healed him.' - Psalm 107:20a
- 'He spoke and stirred up a tempest.' - Psalm 107:25a
- He spoke and quietened the storm. 'He got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.' - Matthew 8:26b
To this day the Word is not silent. It is active. It still heals, still quietens storms and still raises the dead.
It whispers to hearts and shouts from the mountain tops. The Word is as ever present today, as it was yesterday and will be tomorrow.
The Word does not change, It has lost no power and cannot fade away. It is eternal
The Word opens doors, and slams others shut.
The Word knocks on doors. It forces His will upon no man or woman.
The Word affirms and calms, or it can cast terror into the souls of mankind.
The Word can no more lie than it can end.
The Word is ignored to human peril, or followed to the disciple's great gain.
So how then should man respond to the eternal and creative Word? He is to be:
- obeyed, and
He who exalts the Word that is God, thinks deeply and lives humbly.
He who marches by the Word of God speaks wisdom and walks straight paths. There is no crookedness in him.
Begin each day sitting with the eternal Word. You won't end, while the world cursed to decay will.
Let the Word open your window each morning, and bolt your day each night.
Father, give me understanding according to your Word, that it may dwell in me richly. Amen (Psalm 119:169 & Colossians 3:16)
Today's Soul Snippet:
'God's name is good in the presence of the Godly.' (Psalm 52:9b)