Have you ever heard someone say: “I was reading the bible and the words appeared to come alive to me, right off the paid” They almost sound a little spooky don’t they..Like those super spiritual people, you know the kind…You know the ones who are “oversaved” Those who would probably say something like: “Would you happen to know where the water fountain is? and they say “I only get thirsty for the Lord” or what about Could you help me find my keys? “You need the keys to the kingdom” We would probably put them in that category…but there may truly be some spiritual bearing to this one statement: “The bible is alive”. There’s no other statement I would give credence to.
In my house I have more than 30 bibles…I have collected them for years..I have commentaries, and I have many resources such as handbooks etc…but the most powerful book I have ever opened by far…is the bible..
In the promise for the day we find that he word of the Lord is great and powerful, it will last from age to age..God will honor this word above His own name.
What does it mean when it says: The word of God? We hear many different words all throughout the day, those words have no life in them. We read words throughout the day, what’s so different about the word of God?
When I was a little girl, my mother wasn’t the best christian I could mention..but one thing she taught me from the time I was very young was this..”You don’t play with God” She taught me that even if you just pass a church, you don’t pass it any kinda old way, if your walking or riding by a church you always remember to honor God. Now maybe you can live however you want once you pass that area but you always remember that He’s holy and He’s set apart and when it came down to The bible my mother taught me that it is a very sacred book. I could remember being a young child sitting in the church, someone had given me a bible, we didn’t go often but when I got this bible it was like a treasure to me. I rubbed it, afraid to open it..I had to pray and ask God to forgive me for any sins so that I didn’t play with Him nor His word because I realized I needed Him.. it’s amazing to think we live in a society that people don’t open bibles we open apps just as easily as anything else..and there’s no reverence no knowledge of the power that’s within this book..That’s why the movie “The book of Eli” was so powerful to me..I mean it wasn’t one I’d recommend to anyone..but the fact that Denzel Washington would guard this book with his very life and read it every day and memorize it from beginning to end…did you see how invincible he appeared, they would shoot at him with real bullets and wouldn’t hit him, and even when he was shot, he still was able to deliver the word where it needed to be and “complete his mission” Isn’t the power of that book in that movie amazing, it wasn’t like any other book remember the bad guy even knew it’s “power” but he wanted to use it for some other evil reason..to corrupt people. These are the very “words of God” that is what it’s saying…not the words of man, they were authored by man but written/inspired by God..
So the next time you open the word of God..please remember these brief promises as I close:
#1. It’s living.. it’s not dead, there’s life giving power in it..quick.
#2 It’s active- operative, and effectual…energy
#3. Sharper than any 2 edged sword- It cuts more precisely than the sharpest sword you’ve ever seen
#4 It divides Soul/spirit, joint and marrow- It gets down to the core and deal with it
#5. It judges thoughts and intentions of the heart
These are all very powerful truths that we can set as a sure foundation of our lives each time we take a look into this powerful book remember it is a treasure above all others and more than that..it gives us life each time we spend time in it!