When I arrived home last night, Father, I was greeted by a beautiful sight. I was very dark but when I glanced up the night sky was filled with stars. It was absolutely spectacular! What a wonderful God You are! You are so diverse! Thousands of stars visible to the naked eye – and no two alike!
“The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship.” Psalm 19:1
Hebrews 4:12 (<<click here)
Lord, I would think many people would raise their eyebrows to hear that the Bible is “alive” and “exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.” It’s just a book and an outdated ancient one at that! And it was written mainly by ancient people from an insignificant country on the other side of the world, so how could it have any impact on a modern mind from a much more advanced culture such as mine?
Well believe you me it can impact and it surely does impact!
The greatest reason why the Bible is what it is and does what it does is that it is the very word of God! You used men to write it but Your Spirit inspired and directed every single one of them in their own personal way to communicate what Your people needed to hear.
It is “powerful” in that it is infused with the very power of God. If He can take the dust of the earth and breathe life into it making man, it is no more of a task to breathe life into words on a page no matter how old they may be.
And being old and written by people from another culture on the other side of the world makes no difference. We may think we are so much more advanced but man is still man. We may have more toys and gadgets and believe we are intellectually superior but things and knowledge do not change man at his core. We are still driven by our emotions, we love and hate, we are still controlled by our passions and we are still in need of a Savior in that we still cannot free ourselves from the bondage of sin.
Thank You, Lord – the Living Word of God – for giving us Your Word. May it “expose our innermost thoughts and desires” so that You may help us to overcome, so that You may change us for the better. Amen!
Mar 3rd, Thurs, 6:46 am