Let’s face it, in our lifetime we’re only going to see so much, be witnesses, be privileged, if you will, to a certain amount of resources.
Evangelism, politics, medicine, technology, sports, music, etc. will one day be in the hands of future generations. Unborn pastors, doctors, CEO’s, athletes, singers and so on will come along and become new news. And we won’t be there to see it, be a part of it, or to cheer them on. Or not. New news will eventually replace the old.
But in the above verse John tells us, offers us, old news to having a new life. Something and someone for today’s follower to hold on to and continually be renewed in: Jesus Christ, the Son of God through the Word. That by believing, receiving, and studying we wouldn’t need new news over the Good News.
The Bible is for everyone.
This book has no one person or people favored to read it and run with it (Acts 10:34-35). Scripture serves the reader (follower) to all Christ came to do, that His life, reverenced under God the Father, would reflect and live in us (John 2:22).
Jesus places importance on knowing Him through the Word of God. For those of us who wouldn’t be able to put our finger into His nail-driven hands and touch His spear-pierced side (John 20:27), that we could feel His heartbeat and love for us on every page (John 20:29).
Scripture tells us that if we remain in His word we are His disciples and by the truth of His teachings we are set free (John 8:31). Jesus would have us to know Him intimately, personally, and lovingly as God revealed in Word and in relationship and in flesh (John 1:1-4).
Without the Word of God we would be aware, but still lost, have hope, but remain spiritually immature (Hebrews 6:1). Reading the Bible is walking in Jesus, following the footprints of our salvation.
So let’s go Christians, the Good News never gets old.
© tahlitha chadwick