The Word of the Lord

The Word of the Lord

"In the beginning was the Word...and the Word was God." John 1:1

The phrase "the word of the Lord came" is used some 100 times in the Old Testament to indicate a message from God to the prophets. But how did the prophets know it was the Lord?

How do we know when the Lord speaks to us? Hebrews 1:2 says, "in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son." Jesus, the Word made flesh is how God has always communicated with humanity.

With John 1:1 in mind, ponder the possibility that "when the word of the Lord came," it was Jesus Himself who appeared. Jesus is the Word of God, so He is not only the messenger but the content of the Word as well.

Instruction manuals come with most new electronics and appliances. They contain best operating conditions, specifications of the unit and parts, as well as info on how to get it fixed when it breaks! Most of us, at least me, are guilty of tossing the manual aside, saving it only for when difficulty arises or troubleshooting is needed.

God's Word should not be treated like an expendable instruction manual, consulted only when problems arise.
Our Bible is the instruction book that God gave us for our life. His intention is that we read, study, and memorize it. The more we are familiar with what's inside it, the better we can know our God and His will for our lives.

God's Word is powerful. It offers comfort to His followers and provides instruction for our Christian walk. Our loving Father has not left us on our own to figure things out. He has given us His Word to study, cherish, and follow daily.

How has God spoken to you today?

Linda Culberson

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