Oh, if I could only wrap myself in the word of God and make it my blanket, my head would snuggle in its phrases and my heart would feel its warmth in delight. If within its pages I could lose myself and never return, I would ask God for others to do the same, and swim in the ocean of its truth to experience the breadth of God’s love.
God’s word is life. God’s word is love. God’s word is everything anyone would ever want, because everything is what God’s word is. It discerns. It reveals. It cuts to the bone to expose the innermost secrets:
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)
Oh, how wonderful God is to have opened salvation to us through Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. For only through Jesus, the Word, can we attain salvation (John 1:1-4, 14). Line upon line, verse upon verse; every word from God’s mouth is a light on to my feet. It builds. It edifies. It supports the church on a cornerstone others have rejected. And it floods the spirit of those wanting to know what truth is.
Be enraptured by God’s word. Be enthralled by it. Grow in its knowledge and in its depth. Know that he gave us this moment in time to draw nearer to him in absolute adoration and joy for him. For the joy of reading God’s word is life on to the reader.
Let us read life into our lives.
13 thoughts on “God’s Word Is Life”
When I would hear painful things as a child, my Mom would say “they need to have the fear of God put into them” https://www.pinterest.com/pin/232850243225587300/
The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.
God’s word is indeed everything to me…It is able to build me up “And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified” (Acts 20:32). The also encourages me and cause me to “keep on keeping on”: “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope” (Rom. 15:4).
Such beautiful words that bring us closer to God.
Amen and Amen
Beautifully said Jack, such a wonderful visual. I love reading God’s word…it serves to comfort me, it gives me hope, heals my mind, body and soul, brings me peace, and fills my heart with joy.
God Bless, Vicki. May God’s word always give you the strength to do God’s will every day.
Beautiful! I could really feel your heart through your writing. God bless:)
I appreciate your kind words, Jennifer!
I wish I have any adrenalin left to move me in this one direction to becoming word made and word baked
I want more of you LORD
Am offering myself to be mentored
Ask and he will respond. Blessings always, Amos.
I absolutely love all your rich visuals as you describe the feeling you have when you read the Bible! Keep it up friend, you have a real talent for words! I want to go snuggle into my own Bible right now!
Enjoy God in every way we can possibly enjoy him, Erica!