2 Timothy 3:16 -17 All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Can you imagine placing your hands on any page of your Bible and feeling His very breath on the page. That is exactly what this verse is saying (to me). This is how I see it – – if I can’t see Him face to face until I enter heaven then I’ll settle (hardly the right word) for experiencing His breath in the words I’m reading.
Think on the words of this beautiful chorus from the song “Ancient Words” by Lynn DeShazo.
Ancient words ever true, changing me and changing you; We have come with open hearts, oh, let the ancient words impart.
Friends, family, sisters, and brothers in Christ there is nothing more important than knowing God’s word. In every action and situation of our lives we can draw on the Word and know without question it was written for that very purpose.
God did not leave us alone on this earth. He is still breathing every word, in every verse, on every page of our Bibles.
Holy words long preserved for our walk in this world, they resound with God’s own heart; Oh, let the ancient words impart.
Ah, Lord, God thank You for every word, every phrase, every letter of Your Word. Heavenly Father place a real hunger in our hearts to know Your words and use them for our lives. Let us not only read them but let us use them. Put teachers in our lives to help us understand them. Drench us with the Holy Spirit as we read and learn how to apply them. Make it so.
You can find the whole song in several arrangements on YouTube. Enjoy!
It is truly awe-inspiring to realize when we take in the Word we are consuming the living breath of God.
I just stumbled upon your blog for the first time and I feel very blessed! I’m currently in a reading through the Bible plan, with only about 1 month of reading left… how did I miss this throughout most of my Christian journey? 🙂 The word is ALIVE and well, and it breathes into each of my days now! Thank you, Amy from amyswomantics.blogspot.com
Thanks Amy, every once in a while I will have by Sunday Morning Bible Study students (adults) just place their hands on their Bibles while I read. They know that I consider the Word as a living and ‘breathing’ document and it’s a very physical way to get close to God. Bless you in your journey with the One and Only.