God’s DNA is in His Word
On a cold day, have you ever tried breathing on your hands to restore warmth and life? That’s like what happens when you meditate on God’s Word, because ‘all Scripture is God-breathed’.
Imagine you were at a party where people have been blowing up balloons. With the right equipment, it would be possible for a scientist to work out which balloon was yours because your DNA (the genetic code that makes you unique) is contained in your breath. If we apply that idea to reading the Bible, it gives us a better understanding of how vital it is to our spiritual lives. John tells us ‘the Word was God’ (John 1:1 NKJV), so whenever we take in God’s Word, we’re also taking in His attributes. That’s why the devil will try to keep us so busy that we don’t have time to read the Bible.
The truth is, there are many things we struggle with that could be helped or removed completely from our lives if we developed a real hunger for God’s Word. Job said, ‘I have not departed from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food’ (Job 23:12 NKJV). Jeremiah, who was so dejected that he became known as ‘the weeping prophet’, said, ‘Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart’ (Jeremiah 15:16 NKJV). Jesus experienced every test and trial; He even faced down the devil himself, declaring ‘The Scriptures say, “People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God”’ (Matthew 4:4 NLT).
Today, let’s get God’s Word into us – it’s His breath; it’s His DNA.
Choose a favourite chapter or a few verses of the Bible to read. After each sentence, stop for a moment to take a few breaths, and ask God to fill you with new understanding for what you’ve just read.
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