I never want to forget to thank God for the gift of his word.
I’ve been a reader and student of the Bible for 45 years.
I’ve read every part of it a number of times.
And yet, often as I read, hope and delight in the nature of
God still comes to me as if it’s something I’m hearing for the first time.
Hebrews 4:12: For the word of God is living and active,
sharper than any two-edged sword,
piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and
and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
What a miracle, to have God’s speech, living and active in
our life. He knows our hearts and thoughts. He knows what we need to hear and
understand from him at any moment.
Such a wonderful gift. Such a wonderful promise.
We can’t remember all that we need to remember. We don’t
have the answer for needs that come our way or to those we care about. But, we
have a glorious, living source.
John 14:25-27: “All this I have spoken while still with you.
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will
teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace
I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Lamentations 3: 21-23: Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.