Monday: 8th October, 2018
Reference text: Luke 10:25-37
Luke 10:29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
In the Gospel of today, we encounter a teacher of the law who goes on a question and answer session with Jesus. And for someone who was a teacher of the law, it is nearly impossible for anyone to make a case for; and successfully convince others that he did not know who ‘a neighbour’ was. However, within that time frame he spoke to Jesus, he must have thought to himself ‘there probably is more to this word than I know’.
Even though the words of scripture have stayed fixed and remained unchanged over the course of many years, each encounter with the same message provides a different revelation. Therefore, one could read the same verse over and over again and still marvel at how much deeper its meaning goes and how diversely it applies to situations.
Beloved, the word of God is not a rigid block of stone: it is a living spring and a flowing stream that finds its way around even the most rooted of rocks. What we see, is not always all there is to see. Therefore, though there may be nothing new under the sun, there will always be a fresh revelation when one dives into the word.
A study of the Word of God will always reveal a new side of Him to us because it is as though when man decides to engage the Word, God responds by saying ‘let me uncover a part of myself to you that you are yet to encounter’.
Remember # The many facets of God are hidden in His word, so engage it.