We love talking and arguing. A lot. Our justice system and houses of government make a lot of noise and spend a lot of money on arguing and making point. We recall slivers of profundity and dramatic speeches from very few select men in history, people of great influence that had golden tongues whose words continue to resonate in our minds.
But in real time, talk is plentiful and cheap. We make up for lack of substance with quantity, hoping people will either be impressed by our many words or get too exhausted to care (see any bill coming out of Congress).
There are few texts that have “made it” through the generations, and the Bible is one of them. The Bible even ascribes to its own longevity and value: the Word goes out, and it returns, similar to the rain cycle, never diminishing, always renewed with every round.
Why is a book such a big deal? If it’s not making money or driving another movie idea, it’s worthless, right?
It’s not about the book as a religious epicenter. It’s about how it moves us, builds us up, inspires us, breaks our hearts, makes us sing, causes division and unity, peace and controversy, love and hate, and is all about perhaps the most incredible and uncontainable man ever to walk this earth, who also happens to be God.
The Bible will not go away. Have you seen “The Book of Eli”? It’s a little bit dramatic, but the point is made: the Word will not return void. The entirety will stay intact until the day He returns. This world has tried to kill Christianity, but grassroots fellowships will keep rising up, because the Word is final, and it will accomplish what He desires.
So, will you let the peace of God and His Word rule in your hearts? Or will the endless drivel of Facebook posts and the river of sludge pouring from the mouth of our leaders and celebrities be your sustenance? It’s an important choice to make. Hopefully your decision is made before the Word is accomplished for good.
“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”
“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,
And do not return there,
But water the earth,
And make it bring forth and bud,
That it may give seed to the sower
And bread to the eater,
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”