Just about everybody has a moment now and then when their words are pure and purposeful and seemingly flavored with the wisdom of divine impact.
I love it when that happens, whether flowing from another toward me or vice-versa.
It just doesn’t happen enough in any of our lives.
Our challenge is to increase the prevalence of such moments. The best way to do that, of course, is to consume the Word of God in increasing measure so that what flows into us will flow out of us.
You know people whose lives and lips are glowing reflections of God’s nature and scripture.
They’re not perfect, of course, because they’re still in this life.
Yet they are clearly moving toward perfection as indicated by their increasing number of pure, purposeful and wise words.
Words that sometimes make a huge difference in our perspective and motivation toward a particular situation.
I want to become more like this. I pray that you do, too.
It would be good if we were more like Ahithophel of the Old Testament. He was an advisor to King David and was used by God in powerful, persuasive ways in order to help David cope and conquer a rebellion against him.
There’s quite a back story to the context of the verse below, but the seed truth in it is what I pray will motivate you and me today toward a heightened desire to read the Bible.
“For every word Ahithophel spoke seemed as wise as though it had come directly from the mouth of God.” (2 Samuel 16:23)
Imagine the influence for the gospel that you’d have if the above verse had your name in place of Ahithophel’s. Imagine the inner peace that you’d have because of so much of your inner being being filled with the perfect Word of God.
Yes, I need to hunger and thirst for righteousness found in the Bible. I pray that you’ll do the same.
For more people in our lives need to hear us sharing what comes directly from the Word of God.
As always, I love you