August 02, 2004


TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS GOOD!
Did you eat today? Not only do we need physical food for our physical bodies each day but we also need spiritual food for our spiritual bodies each day to have a healthy life. Have you ever read Psalm 119? (click HERE to read it online) This is the longest chapter in the Bible and the focus of it is the importance of God's Word. Interestingly, Psalm 119 is an acrostic psalm which means each of the first eight verses begin with the first letter (aleph) of the Hebrew alphabet, each of the second eight verses begin with the second letter (bet) of the Hebrew alphabet and so forth, covering all 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet. It is believed this Psalm was used to help young children learn their Hebrew ABC's as well as learn God's Truths. COOL! Jesus is also called the WORD in John 1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God-- children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John testifies concerning him. He cries out, saying, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.' " From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made him known. The word of God is full of living power. It is sharper than the sharpest knife, cutting deep into our innermost thoughts and desires. It exposes us for what we really are. Nothing in all creation can hide from God and everything is naked and exposed before his eyes. This is the God to whom we must explain all that we have done. Jesus is the Son of God and our great High Priest who has gone to heaven, so let us cling to Him and never stop trusting Him!

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