Thursday, November 05, 2009

In everything giving thanks-5

Today I am thankful for the Word of God. As I am close to finishing reading the entire Bible in a year, I am amazed not just by the beauty and complexity of the words themselves but that it is indeed "living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart." His Word lives and speaks and convicts and changes and sanctifies and proves and provides. Every page of my Bible testifies to Christ, the Word made flesh and I am thankful, profoundly and humbly grateful, that by His grace He has granted me the privilege to see Him there. A lamp to my feet, a light to my path, may the Word of Christ dwell in me richly--and may I be a doer and not a hearer only!

The law of your mouth is better to me
than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
Ps. 119:72

4 comments:

  1. That is my prayer as well - to be a doer and not just a hearer.

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  2. I have not ever done a proper read the Bible through in a year program, and this post makes me hunger for that type of reading. How good is His Word, indeed.

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  3. I too, have been reading my Bible in a year. I've tried to do it hundreds of times before, but this year I've stuck with it. I don't know what it is but it's different than reading for a Bible study or devotion time. It has given me an even greater appreciation of the Word!

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