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Speak His Words, Not Yours

Consider the you that is being expressed with every word you say. And consider the One who is expressed in every word that He wrote.


Our verse for today comes from John 1:1, ” In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. “


I wonder how many words the average person speaks in a lifetime? The attempts I have made to get an accurate estimate via the internet have brought back varying results, with little scientific research to back them up. But all of the numbers have been extremely huge, totaling well over 100,000,000. And depending on the gender, the number could be even higher. Needless to say, it’s a large amount. Now let’s imagine that there was one person who had been with you your entire life and had heard every single word that you had spoken. There was not a whisper or a prayer or a whimper or even a primal scream that you let out that this person did not hear. Would it be safe to say, then, that this person would know you better than anyone else in the world? And having heard everything that you have ever had to say, let’s now give this person the ability to take all of your words and make into flesh what they comprehend that you are. Every word, every inflection, and even the words that you chose not to say, all used to form an exact representation of your existence. If they had this ability to make another you out of all the words that you had spoken, what would you look like? I’m not sure I would enjoy meeting the other me.


But when John calls Jesus the Word, one of the images I get is that Jesus is the exact representation, the perfect communication from God about Himself. Everything that God has ever said, through His Holy scriptures and the beauty of His creation and the working of His Spirit, is perfectly expressed in His Son Jesus. All that He wants us to know is there for us to receive. So reading His Word and looking for Him in nature and submitting to the leading of the Spirit all point us to Jesus. And thankfully, even in my sin, God speaks. He tells me that His Word, the risen Savior, is able and willing to forgive and make me new. He tells me as the sun rises each morning that I am dependent on Him for everything, as all I can do is wait for the new day to arrive. So, what will His words and yours make of you today?


As we seek Him today, consider the you that is being expressed with every word you say. And consider the One who is expressed in every word that He wrote.

AuthorRich Holt | BCWorldview.org 

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