A Holy Narrative
Living Active Breathing Sharper than any sword Piercing to the soul and spirit and joints and marrow Discerning thoughts Discerning intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)
Sustainable (Matthew 4:4)
A lamp A light (Psalm 119:105)
Truth (John 17:17)
Eternal (John 1:1)
God breathed Profitable for teaching Profitable for reproving Profitable for correcting Profitable for training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16)
Will not pass away (Matthew 24:35)
Stands forever (Isaiah 40:8)
Does not return empty Will accomplish its purpose Will succeed in the thing it was sent for (Isaiah 55:11)
Became flesh Dwelt among us We have seen its glory in Jesus Full of grace Full of truth (John 1:14)
Gives spirit Gives Life (John 6:63)
Truth (Proverbs 30:5-6)
Instruction Encouragement (Romans 15:4)
Guards purity (Psalm 119:9)
Upright (Psalm 33:4)
Gives light Gives understanding (Psalm 119:130)
Power of God (I Corinthians 1:18)
I struggle to understand why Christians spend so much of our time engrossed with what unbelievers have to say about the things that are going on in our world. I’m as guilty as the next, all disturbed by other's opinions. But here’s the truth. God’s Word is the measuring stick for everything. Every single thing. And it has transforming power.
Power to change the worried soul to one of peace. Power to change the hardened heart to an available vessel. Power to cure the sin sick soul. Power to comfort the grieving. Power to rescue, restore, redeem.
It’s relevant and addresses everything from politics to purity, marriage to money management, decision making to disciplining your kids.
Why are we looking to the world to answer our questions? When we’ve been given a holy narrative, why would we look to a sinful world for our answers?
Let’s dig in. Let’s quit saying we don’t understand it, it’s too hard, it’s boring, it’s irrelevant. If you want real answers, let’s find them steeped in the truth of God’s Word.