Times change. But the word of God doesn’t.
It doesn’t need to updated to a better version. It doesn’t need patches.
God’s word doesn’t change because God doesn’t change. He doesn’t need to update himself.
His word is not just “writings and sayings” but it’s an expression of His heart.
The word of God is living and active. It divides soul and spirit and discerns the thoughts and intents of our hearts.
The word of God is expressed in its fullest by the person of Jesus Christ. He is the word of God. Unless I know Jesus, God’s word doesn’t make sense. It’s boring and old fashioned to be frank.
But when I’m “born again” his word comes alive… rich, deep, clear and simple. I need to know Christ to know the word of God.
I don’t know how it happens but being born again is real. It means “born from above.” The gospel of John describes it as being born “of water and the spirit” meaning birthed through repentance and the Holy Spirit.
If we sincerely ask Him, He’s willing to give that gift.
John 1:1 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 3:3 – Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
Matthew 3:11 – I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
- Mark Saunders