Life-Giving Words

Life-giving words come from life-giving thoughts. John 6:63 says, “It is the Spirit who gives life…The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.” Jesus said, in John 14:6, that He is the life. John 10:10 says, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

1 Corinthians 2:13-14 says, “These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

Life-giving words come from our meditation on His word. That meditation enhances our mindset, broadening it through eternal truth. Romans 8:5 says, “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.”

We open our hearts as we read God’s word daily for understanding. The Holy Spirit highlights what He wants us to discover. 1 Corinthians 2:9 says, “But as it is written: Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” Verse 10 in the Amplified says, “Yet to us God has unveiled and revealed them by and through His Spirit…” 

We may read through our Bible, but each time we come back to a familiar passage, we need to be open. We are in a different season, and the Holy Spirit is always ready to lead us to a greater understanding. Here is the rest of the verse, “…for the (Holy) Spirit searches diligently, exploring and examining everything, even sounding the profound and bottomless things of God (the divine counsels and things hidden and beyond man’s scrutiny).”

We won’t know what God has hidden in His word for us, unless we are diligently searching as we read His word. The Holy Spirit so desires to help us deep dive into God’s wisdom and knowledge. We cannot know them unless He opens our eyes through spiritual discernment. The Holy Spirit yearns to show us. John 16:14 says, “He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.”

Proverbs 3:32 Amplified says, “…His confidential communion and secret counsel are with the (uncompromisingly) righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with Him).” He does not reveal the hidden truths of His word to those who have their minds set on the things of the flesh. He is looking for those who search the Scriptures to see Him at work.

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