Proverbs 1 5-1-22

The interaction of Jesus in our lives is paramount. He has removed all barriers. All we have to do is turn to Him and trust.

1:23 Repent [turn and think differently] at my rebuke [words that are contrary to what you currently know and think]! Then I will pour out my heart to you, and make Myself known to you.

Luke wrote his Gospel between the dates of A.D. 58 and A.D. 65. It was a difficult time for Christians back then, enough so that Luke gave us a code name for disciples of Jesus: “Servants of the Word.” Here’s what he said,

Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. Luke 1:1-2

Another place where Jesus is referred to as the Word is John 1:12,

14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Yet another place is Hebrews 4:12,

12 For the word of God is living and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, even penetrating as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Some translations add “it” after “sword,” but that changes the meaning of the verse. The original does not have “it” in the sentence, thus indicating that the Word of God is Jesus, just like He is in Luke and John.

So, as we read our Bibles, listen for His voice; look up the Hebrew and Greek; see what the early church fathers had to say about Jesus’ words. Compare; contrast; inquire of Him. It’s what He’s wanted all along: Interaction.

Abba, thank You for wanting interaction with us. Thank You for clearing out all obstacles that keep us from seeing You. I’m reminded of the Keith Green song, “O Lord, You’re Beautiful,”

O Lord, You’re beautiful, Your face is all I seek;
And when Your eyes on on this child, Your grace abounds to me.

Of course, Your eyes are always on Your children. I take great comfort in that. Amen.

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