Daily Text - Seedbed

This is the transformation that leads to transcendence; a life of beholding the Son of God which becomes a life in which the Son of God can be received, believed, and beheld by others.

We do not sit in judgment over the Word of God. The Word of God sits in judgment over us.

Our understanding of and love for the words of Scripture depends on our life with the Word, who is Jesus.

The Word of God is like a surgical double edged knife it pierces and penetrates to the inaccessible places of our inner life.

Sometimes, the Word of God can be like this; sweet to the taste yet bitter to the stomach. It can taste sweeter than honey and yet have the effect of medicine in our bodies.

The singular agenda of the Word of God is neither to inform nor inspire us but to reveal the person of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We find ourselves in this unfolding of God's Word right here and right now. We are living in the age of the Spirit, as the people of God, the Body of Christ, the Church of Jesus Christ.

There is the big problem of sin and death, yet we are freely and extravagantly given the resources of the Word and Spirit; which are to sin and death as light is to darkness.

Sin and death are like the weeds of our soul. They are not only present but prevalent. They suck the life out of us and they produce nothing of value.

Because we trust God, we have already decided to trust his word—all of it—no matter what.

As the words of God remain or abide in us, the Spirit of God transforms our heart and mind to reflect and refract the heart and mind of Christ.

Your word, Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. (Psalm 119:89)

We are pruned, which is to say transformed, by the substance of the Word of God; not our own self-willed, take-charge efforts.

This sword-like Word, like a surgical instrument, heals as it pierces, penetrates, and cuts out even the most malignant cancerous growths of sin and death in our inner being.

Are these words locked into the quiet-time compartments of our morning devotions or are we finding ways to loose them into the life-flow of the hours and minutes of our days and nights?

Only when we do God's Word can it become a blessing to others for their good and a witness to others of God's glory.

The great miracle is that the Bible, despite all of its variety and complexity, reveals a single, unifying, underlying, and overarching story.

Memorization quick-loads our short term memory. Re-memberization is of another order. It slow-loads our long term memory.

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