Monday, March 16, 2015
The Reviving Word of God
Therefore, I will always remind you about these things—even though you already know them and are standing firm in the truth you have been taught. - (2 Peter 1:12)
It’s amazing how the Word of God can revitalize the heart. You can be going into a tailspin of doubt and fear when someone will quote a Scripture verse that suddenly pulls you out of your discouragement. No matter how long you have been a Christian, you need to be reminded of spiritual truths.
That is why Peter wrote, “Therefore, I will always remind you about these things—even though you already know them and are standing firm in the truth you have been taught. And it is only right that I should keep on reminding you as long as I live” (2 Peter 1:12–13).
When we lose sight of spiritual truths, the Word of God corrects us. It revives us. As Psalm 19:7 says, “The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul.”
The two discouraged disciples on the Emmaus Road had lost all hope after Jesus was crucified. They didn’t realize that He had risen. Then Jesus began walking with them, but they didn’t recognize Him. He began to open the Word of God to them and pointed them to all of the Scriptures that alluded to His death and sacrifice. Afterward they said, “Didn’t our hearts burn within us as he talked with us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?” (Luke 24:32).
God’s Word revives us. It brings us back to life again. If you are not interested in being revived, if you have no interest in being transformed, if you don’t want to grow spiritually, and if you don’t want direction or purpose in life, then don’t read the Bible.
But if you wish that your life had focus and purpose and direction, then start reading it. Contemplate it. Ponder it. Let it sink in. The Word of God revives us.
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