Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Bible is Filled with Words

We often think of the Bible as a book about Jesus Christ and His divine plan for our salvation. A book is made up of chapters. Chapters are made up of pages. Pages are filled with words, small words and long words. Every student of the Bible spends a lifetime discovering what those words mean and if they have meaning in life today. There are many types of words: nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections. The Bible has them all! In my office, I even have a book called a “concordance” which lists EVERY word in the entire Bible and where each particular words exists, listed by Book.Chapter,Verse. It’s no wonder that the Bible is called “The Word of God.”

Jesus is the Word of God. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1.1) So, it should be of no surprise that we equate the Bible with Jesus Himself. In fact the Bible is considered an Icon of Jesus Christ and treated with respect and reverence and it is even venerated as Holy. There is something special about the words of the Bible and how they relate to the Word of God. God CAME and LIVED among His people and we SAW Him. “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory.” (John 1.14) Jesus didn’t remain in Heaven simply looking at His people; He ACTED upon His love by BECOMING.

If we are going to do any honor to God in our understanding of the Bible, His Word, then we should not simply remain in our pews watching God in the Altar. We should ACT and BECOME Christians. Acting and becoming requires ACTION VERBS. Just as a sentence requires a verb to be a complete sentence, a Christian life requires ACTION verbs to be complete.

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