WE BELIEVE that the Bible is God's Word to the world, speaking to us with authority and without error. (2 Tim. 3:16-17)
Each time a person picks up a Bible, he or she opens the grandest message ever given to earth. Nothing has ever come to the hands of humankind that even approaches that completeness and clarity or the love and grace presented in God’s Word.
Exceeding any of its other superlative qualities is the Bible’s unique, multi-dimensional power. The Bible breathes with truth that is proven in its power to set human beings free.
The Bible transforms individual men and women trapped in any and every order of human failure, lifting them from selfishness and sin to dignity and destiny by the power of the grace it reveals. And the Bible heals the human soul through its unparalleled ability to communicate and infuse love into and through human nature by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Truth, grace and love abound here—but the power that attends and actuates them is the dynamic difference in the Bible’s message. Of all the writings that have affected human thought and behaviour, the Word of God stands alone in this respect: received in faith, it is “word with power“. (Jack Hayford.)
As in past times, there is an all out attack on the word of God from outside and oft times well meaning people inside the body of Christ, write books about their latest musings on Heaven, Hell, Sin, our Tolerance etc and because of our fast media can bring, at times, confusion to many which brings with it brokenness, bitterness and battles.
I also see many people talking about the latest `Twilight Movies` and see some Christian young people carrying the books as if they contain life in them.
The question I want to pose to all of us is this, "Are we still in love with Jesus and His Word, or have we lost the value of the Word of God as our guide in our families, our homes, our businesses, or do we just keep it until Sundays in our Churches or at conferences?"
The Word says to imprint the Word of God on our Children’s hearts and to write it on the door frames of our homes as a way of Life.
- In Deut 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
What happens to us when we open the Bible or Word of God, do we have the same expectation and excitement as when we were first saved and began to read of the Fathers love for us or do we now read it out of duty?
At times it is like our marriages when they become dutiful and a coldness of heart creeps in, we have to intentionally seek revitalization, rejuvenation and renewal of our love and vows.
My prayer: Lord, give me back my hunger, excitement, expectation and love for your Word and the revelation it will bring. Bring me back to my first Love. Amen.