The Language of God
The words I have spoken to you--they are full of the Spirit and life.John 6:63
Anything we hear from the Lord, through the Spirit, through other Christians, or through life circumstances, can be evaluated through the Word. The Word is the language of God and the more we know the Word, the more understanding we have of God. In order to live in the Spirit and the Christian life, we must know the language of God, otherwise we will have trouble following the Spirit and ministering to others.
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12) The Word is alive because the Spirit speaks only what he hears (John 16:13) and the Word is spiritually discerned, (1 Corinthians 2:14). The Word is the language of God because it written by God through people guided by the Spirit. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit, (2 Peter 1:21).
Since God spoke through the Spirit and since the Word is alive, it is the language of God. The Word is alive, meaning Christ speaks to us in thoughts as we read and meditate on scripture. That is why we can have new insights into scripture as we read it many times. Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. (Joshua 1:8) The more we study and meditate on scripture the deeper our understanding will be.
The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul.(Psalm 19:7) Through the Word, we understand the Lord and his love for us, how he renews our mind to the mind of Christ, and how to follow the Spirit. Through obedience to the Lord’s will, our minds become renewed and our heart changes as we serve the Lord. Salvation is impossible without the Word.
He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. (Revelation 19:13) Christ on his second coming is referred to the Word of God which implies all mankind will be judged by the Word.
Today, take time to read the Word. Pray before reading, pray during the reading, and pray after reading. The Word is alive so talk to the Lord as you read the Word. Read the Old Testament and note the personality of God as revealed over the state of his people, the Israelites. Read the New Testament to see the heart of God as displayed in the flesh through Jesus.
Prayer: Lord, open my heart to your Word for deep understanding and closeness to you. Thank you for your Word which reveals your love for me, your divine promises, and your perfect guidance through the Spirit. In Jesus’ name, Amen