LIVING WORD

Hebrews 4:12 says that “the word of God is alive and active”.  To emphasise this truth, the Bible itself describes God’s word in various ways.  This devotional will take a survey of these various “symbols” and hopefully ignite your passion afresh for the God-breathed scriptures.

DAY 1

Read - Luke 8:4-15 1 & Peter 1:22-25 SEED - aren’t seeds amazing things? Some are so small you could be forgiven for dusting them away. Yet they possess all the necessary information out

DAY 2

READ - 1 Peter 2:1-6, 1 Corinthians 3:1-3, Hebrew 5:11-14 MILK and SOLIDS - How is your appetite?  Are you a savoury or sweet person?  Do you enjoy a wide ranging diet or like

DAY 3

READ - Ephesians 5:25-27, John 13:1-10 WATER - talk to any farmer and they will tell you how water dominates their thoughts and conversations. City dwellers may experience restrictions in times of water shortages

DAY 4

READ - James 1:19-27,  Revelation 3:14-22 MIRROR - As much as the evil Queen in Snow White wanted the mirror to lie, it couldn’t. The truth was plain, Snow White was more beautiful than

DAY 5

READ - Isaiah 50:7-10, Psalm 119:105-112 LAMP - Are you afraid of the dark?  The lampstand in the original tabernacle of Israel shone its light forward to the table with the Bread of the

DAY 6

READ - Deuteronomy 8:1-5,  John 6:25-51 BREAD - It’s common to crave bread when you’re hungry or enjoy the smell of freshly baked bread as you walk past a bakery. In so many parts

DAY 7

READ - Ephesians 6:10-18, Hebrews 4:12-13, Acts 2:22-37 SWORD - Before the invention of the gun, the most deadly weapon in close combat was the sword or dagger. Generations of soldiers depended on the

DAY 8

READ - Isaiah 55:6-13, Jeremiah 23:16-29 HAMMER and FIRE - Maybe you’ve employed the use of “rock, paper, scissors” to settle decisions. It’s based on the understanding that one thing is superior to another

DAY 9

READ - Psalm 19:1-14, Psalm 1:1-6 GOLD and HONEY - King David exulted in praise of God’s works, searching for words that expressed how he valued the revelation of God’s word. When he speaks

DAY 10

READ - John 1:1-14, John 5:39-40, 1 John 1:1-4 THE LOGOS, THE WORD - In a kind of summary to this series, we come to the high point of the very beginning of God’s