Who is the Word of Life? Undeniably, Jesus! Yes, He is the one who is life and reveals life. He makes life full–beauty-full.
John the writer in our reading was testifying of what he lived. He was of the inner circle of Jesus who walked on the earth, who lived and breathed life. Here’s how John testified, “The life appeared, we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life.” (John 1: 2)
Here’s what the Word of Life within us looks like: “If we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin.” (1 John 1: 7)
- Stay lit!
God is light, no darkness is in Him at all. If we walk with God we will walk as He walks. Yes, walk with God and confess our sins. He will forgive and purify us, we can’t purify ourselves. Not even being a good person can change us.
- He changes everything.
- He changes us.
- He never changes.
- He is faithful.
(Shared from 1 John 1, Modified)
God’s Faithfulness Sustains
This is an exhortation of the life of David, who Jesus’s royal family line is from. God has promised His faithfulness in these ways, that we can receive as well. Let these exhort you:
“My hand will sustain him; surely my arm will strengthen him.” (Psalm 89: 21)
“My faithful love will be with Him; and through My name his horn will be exalted.” (Psalm 89: 24)
“I will maintain my love to him, forever, and my covenant with him will never fail.” (Psalm 89: 28)
“I will not take my love from him, nor will I ever betray my faithfulness.” (Psalm 89: 33)
All of this comes from the Word of Life, the one who sustains life, who maintains His love and His faithfulness forever. Nothing can separate us from His love, His unfailing love! His covenant remains in our life and through our life, for He is the Word of Life and Life Eternal. In Him, we have light and we have life, abundant life.
(Shared from Psalm 89: 19-37, Modified)
The Faithful Word
Josiah is now king at the ripe age of just eight! He did right by the Lord, by tearing down all the idols and cleaned out the temple, once again, of all the gods brought in during his father’s reign.
Hilkiah, the priest, found the Book of the Law of the Lord that had been given through Moses. Shaphan, the secretary, read it to the king. “When the king heard the words of the Law, he tore his robes. (2 Chronicles 34: 19)
- The Word works, read it!
The king was so convicted he sought out a prophetess to interpret what he had read. She confirms that disaster was coming because they had turned their backs on the Lord.
She continued, “BUT, because your heart was responsive and you humbled yourself before me and tore your robes and wept in my presence when you heard what He spoke against this place and its people, God saw your repentance and pronounced your eyes would not see disaster.” (2 Chronicles 34: 27)
The king then stands up and reads from the Book of the Law and re-establishes His covenant with the Lord. “He had everyone in Jerusalem and Benjamin pledge themselves to it.” (2 Chronicles 34: 32)
- His Word brings life.
- His Word brings truth.
- His Word brings hope.
He is the Word, our Word of Life!
(Shared from 2 Chronicles 34, Modified)
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