Sun, April 16, 2017
Words of Spirit and Life
The Bible is unique among books, which means simply that no book has been produced just like it.
The Bible is not a book of history, though it contains much history, and all it does contain is authentic. It is not a book of science, though all its pronouncements upon the facts usually falling into the category of science are accurate and trustworthy. It is not a book of biography, though its biographical sketches are easily the most inspiring in the world. It is not a book of philosophy, though it is the sum of all that is deep and sound philosophy. It is not a book of astronomy, though its references to the sun and the stars rate among the loftiest sayings ever recorded. It is not a book of psychology, though its knowledge of the workings of the human mind astonishes the reader and lays bare his soul. It is not strictly a book of theology, though it is the source of all the true theology this fallen world will ever know.
What, then, is the Bible? It is the Book of Life. “The words that I speak unto you,” said our Lord, “they are spirit, and they are life.”
The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.
Christ comes to us as the bread, the food of life. His words are spirit and life. This is the meaning of the sign of the feeding of the five thousand (John 6). One way He feeds us is through His word.
O Christ, feed me!