What do you think it means to be a “woman of the Word?” It has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? But what is the meaning behind that phrase?
In Acts 17:11 describes the Bereans like this: “. . . they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.”
They were gobbling up the Word—they were eager to know what the Word said!
I picture these dear people pulling out scrolls of the Old Testament prophets to verify what Paul was saying as he shared the good news about the long-awaited Messiah. They eagerly received the word; they wanted to know truth. They didn’t want to miss anything God had for them.
Becoming a “woman of the Word” begins with a heart that receives God’s Word with eagerness.
God reveals Himself to us—continually! One way is through the impressive beauty and intricacies of His creation (Psalm 19, Romans 1:19-20). But in addition to wowing us with His personal artistry, He’s given us personal communication—like a love letter, really—and we call this the Word of God.
Do you desire to hear what God wants to tell you?
Are you listening?
If you’ve lost interest in reading Scripture, or your devotional time seems dry and lifeless, perhaps it will help you to think about Scripture’s unique value.
Do you know why we refer to it as the “Word of God”?
According to 2 Timothy 3:16 “All Scripture is inspired by God (breathed out by God) and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness.”
When we read God’s Word, we’re reading God’s personal communication to us!
Think about that.
God revealing Himself.
God speaking to you!
Does that not just BLOW YOU AWAY?
How many Bibles do you own? Do you have a phone with a Bible app? You’re reading this post from some Internet source and if you pull up an online version of the Bible, God is communicating with you through the Word He breathed thousands of years ago to men who never imagined such a thing as a cyber world!
If you’re approaching your time in Scripture with glazed eyes and yawns—maybe it’s time for a heart check. Perhaps you need to remind yourself Whose presence you are in when you read His Words—His love letter to you.
What’s your “eagerness level” for the Word of God on a scale of 1 to 10—with 10 being very eager?
Do you have any suggestions to share for cultivating an eagerness to receive God’s Word?
I’d love to hear what you have to say!
If you’re eager to study the Word, you’ll have an opportunity to dive into a study of Colossians with me—more on that tomorrow!
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