Tuesday, April 10, 2007
In Other Words
"Ancient words, ever true
Changing me and Changing you.
We have come with open hearts.
O let the ancient words impart."
It is a Book that was written over a period of 1,500 years. It has about 40 different authors. Yet it is one complete book with no contradiction. It is an ancient book spanning vastly different times yet always relevant to the people who read its powerful words. It's words and truths have always been life-changing. They continue to do that to this day.
The Bible is God's word to us. It is Spirit-breathed. If we come to its pages with open hearts, we hear the voice of the Author, and we are changed. It brings light to a heart darkened by sin and separation from the Father. It gives instruction to those who believe in Him. It gives comfort in sorrow and hope when all seems lost.
"For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart." Hebrews 4:12
It is indeed alive and active. I have come to its pages in time of deepest need and found there just exactly what my broken heart needed. I can come to the same passage at a different time and have it speak to my heart in a whole new way. Its truths pierce my heart when I am wandering down a path that leads to destruction. It teaches me things that enable me to grow in wisdom and knowledge.
I love the written word. I am so thankful the ancient men were obedient to the call of the Spirit and faithfully recorded the words He spoke to them. Their voices echo down through the ages - and we are so blessed.
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