Divine Deliverance - The Word at the Beginning
Week Five, Day Four
April 4, 2019
The book of John begins with one of the most critical truths of the Bible. It's not meant to create confusion, but if we aren't careful we may shake our heads and skip right over it. It says, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
With God's Word, creation was spoken into existence. God's Word has always been orderly and intentional. It is directly connected to His will. He doesn't speak in vain. He doesn't break promises. He doesn't say what we want to hear. He leaves us with His Word in several forms. We have the Bible, which breathes life into any lost cause. It can always be used for teaching. We have the Holy Spirit, who works the Word into our hearts, churning our endless muttering into clarity. We have God's will, knowing that God's word is final and everything that happens to us, good or bad, will make all things work for our good and His glory.
How do we rest on this? If God's Word is never in vain, our worship and praise should not be either. When we praise Him with our tongue do we simultaneously sin against Him with it? Will your words today and your praise to Him be intentional and reverent, or will you speak to Him in vain. You decide.
Great Creator, you don't speak in vain. Everything you do is packed with intent, and part of your perfect will to grow the Kingdom. As everything you have done is intentional, and you gave us the ability to think and speak, we want to honor you with our thoughts and words. Thank you for your Word, and for giving us the Word as your guide. We love you. Amen.