What did you get? In His Word-6-19-2023


What did you get? In His Word 6-19-2023

This morning as I sipped my coffee preparing my heart and mind for reading of the Word, I lifted up a quick prayer asking God; “Okay Lord, what have you got for me today?” I asked.

Now I should mention that I am not reading the Word as if it were a magical formula for my day, so do not even think that. No, do not  even go there.

I was asking Him what He had for me to read. Today I had chosen to read from a random point in the Word to start me off on my daily reading. Today I chose to go to a Bible App and see what its ‘word for today’ would be and see if it inspired me to write. The Word of God is after all God breathed, for inspiring us…

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 2 Timothy 3:16

God gave us scripture for a purpose, not just to read through and study but to be inspired for living a life pleasing to God Himself!

To encourage us to live right by instructing us in righteousness, or to do what is right. It is not just a history book, though it is full up on history isn’t it? It can be exciting reading through a chapter, or a full book in the Old Testament and studying who is who, what they were doing when they lived and how they lived. It can teach us what happens when we are obedient to God as well as what happens when we are disobedient. A two edged sword, the sword of the Spirit, God’s Word. It has different names, some are in the Bible, and some are human additions, like Holy Bible.   It is a name that Christians give to canonical books of the Old and New Testament inspired by the Holy Spirit. They have also simply been called Scripture , and,  the Bible, Biblia , the Books .

Scripturally speaking the Word of God is powerful!

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. and there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. Hebrews 4:12

I think while I am mentioning the inspiration of the Word, we know that the Holy Spirit uses the words and examples in it to teach or reveal to us the desire to know God Himself and how we can get to know Him. I mean of course the life of Christ, and how it is throughout the Old and New Testaments. His earthy family and the arrows that point directly to who is the Messiah are all in the Old Testament and the first four books of the New Testament. It is kind of fun to compare the accounts of John the Baptist and Jesus and His teachings. When we realize these also are inspired words from people who either lived the adventures with Jesus or heard what someone else said and wrote for them, it generally will change our lives. I should say literally change our lives because Jesus dying on the Cross did that for us!

Once we know that Jesus is our Lord, it is exciting to hear that we get to share that knowledge to anyone who will listen and hear! Of course His Spirit, or the Holy Spirit will be right there helping us to speak and them to hear with ears to hear…(Matthew 13:15)

For no one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them to me, and at the last day I will raise them up. As it is written in the Scriptures, ‘They will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me. (Not that anyone has ever seen the Father; only I, who was sent from God, have seen him.) john 6:44

Look how much I have written to explain the inspiration of my day reading the Words, The answer God gave me was exactly this in the Niv Bible in my App. “All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:”                2 Corinthians 5:18

So I of course had to read back, because God said “All this…” what was ‘all this’? Keep reading below. Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience.  We are not trying to commend ourselves to you again but are giving you an opportunity to take pride in us, so that you can answer those who take pride in what is seen rather than in what is in the heart. If we are “out of our mind,” as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.  So, from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.  God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:11-21

All this was all that! God gave me the truth and the purpose of my life and yours if you are a believer, to share His love, His story, His life giving gift! Wow, what a big answer!

I had to laugh this morning when I read this! It is so like God to answer a quick prayer with a solid answer in His Word!

In His Love,