My apologies for a late entry this week. It is true that I am not perfect, either, and this season of life called summer calls for unexpected routines. With all this being said, I will share a quick thought about the Word of God.
A Bible is like a new baseball glove. When you buy a new glove, it’s stiff, and it needs to be broken in. Breaking in your glove is a process. You must oil it, work it, shape it, but most of all, use it. A new glove doesn’t do you any good just sitting on the shelf. If it just sits there, and then you need it one day, it will be hardly useable. But the more you use it and work it in, it starts to function the way it was designed to.
It’s not enough to just own a Bible. It doesn’t do us any good to have one and let it just sit on the shelf. If we need it one day, we assume we can just open to a random page and hope it speaks to us. However, like a stiff baseball glove, it doesn’t always work that way. But if you sit with your Bible every day, reading it, studying it, letting God write the words on your heart, it is used the way it was designed to be used. But much more than a baseball glove, it will transform you.
John 1:14 says, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.”
The Word became flesh… so the The Word is Jesus! If our purpose in life is to seek to be more like Jesus and to be conformed to His image, what better way then to imitate Him by imitating what is written in the Word of the Lord?
Acts 17:28 says, “For in Him we live and move and have our being.”