In a Word…

Read Psalm 119

Focus on verse 160

Words are important. Words communicate meaning. Words can build a person up and words can tear a person down. There are words that are spoken or written by which we communicate. Not all words have equal value or importance. The words we speak to each other often carry less importance than the words that describe the laws of the land in which we live. If I ignore the words or a friend or acquaintance, it may result in the speaker becoming offended. If I ignore the words of the law of the land or the words of a police officer, I may end up incarcerated, fined or both.

The words that are printed in the Bible are just words like any other words printed on a page, yet when I read the words of the Bible and understand them to be the words of God, they become more important. In today’s rather lengthy reading the psalmist speaks very highly of the word of God stating, “the sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.” (v. 160)

When the words of the Bible are understood together as God intended for us to understand them, the Bible becomes God’s Word to us. The Apostle John explains further in his gospel that “the Word was with God and actually is God”, and that when Jesus Christ was born, “the Word became flesh” and lived in human form. In a very real sense the Word of God in the clearest most understandable form is the person of Jesus Christ who was with God in the beginning when the universe was spoken into being by the power of God’s Word!

In a word, God spoke the universe into being. In a word, God will bring it all to an end. The power of the Word of God is as powerful as God Himself. That kind of power is not something to be taken lightly.

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About Dented-Knight

Peter Enns (aka - The Dented Knight) is a native of rural southern Manitoba, Canada. He is an ordained minister, the proprietor of LNE Web Services, father of four, grandfather of two, and life long husband of one. 
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