In one of those WWJD moments, ask yourself if Jesus lived the Word or left it on the scripture page. Pretty easy answer because Jesus was the living Word of God. He lived what he preached. Now, ask yourself the same question—Do you live the Word or leave it on the Bible page, if you even have dusted off a Bible lately.
I think we all tend to talk the Bible way too much rather than walk it. The Bible is this incredible source of guidance on how to live our lives. But we tend to ignore most of its wisdom and relegate our Bibles to church or study, not everyday life. Jesus wasn’t showing us how to live just a “holy” life, but a total life.
The Bible is our handbook on life. It’s a long book with a lot of words and stories but a very simple book in message. Love God and love others, which circles back to loving God. Imagine a world where people actually lived by that simple message. Imagine a world where at least the holier-than-though Christians set an example for others by actually living their lives like Jesus did—in love and sacrifice.
I am not saying this is easy. I struggle all the time with it. When I get cut off in traffic I’m not exactly thinking love all the time. No one is perfect—except God. But we have a role model in Jesus who actually lived the Word, not left it on the page.
Thought for the end of the day—How much time today did you live the Word?
2 thoughts on “Do You Live the Word or Leave It on the Page?”
Amen! His Word is a living Word but it requires us to not only read it but to internalize what it says so we can walk it out in our lives. It is our instruction manual for how to live our lives well. We need to put its words into actions so others can see Christ in us.
Very well said!
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