What does Jesus say?
I know what He says. I can read His words. I can study them. I can absorb them in my heart and soul.
They give me life. They provide me direction. They protect me from those who would lead me astray.
Jesus is the living Word of God. I can hear Him today.
Now that is some good news. Thank God for the words of Jesus! We know from John about Jesus. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” And again “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Jesus told them a story. “Look at a fig tree. Any tree for that matter. When the leaves begin to show, one look tells you that summer is right around the corner. The same here—when you see these things happen, you know God’s kingdom is about here. Don’t brush this off: I’m not just saying this for some future generation, but for this one, too—these things will happen. Sky and earth will wear out; my words won’t wear out. | Luke 21: 29-33 (The Message Bible)
The living Word is active in my life if I receive it. According to the psalmist, the person who meditates on and delights in the Word will be “like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither” (Psalm 1:2–3).
The word of Jesus today is often downplayed in favor of manmade philosophies, personal experiences, or a “new” word from God. But the words of Jesus cannot be ignored as if it were dead or obsolete.
The Word of God is still powerful and very much alive. “We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts” (2 Peter 1:19).