Team Devotion: “Say The Word”

When we think about and read the Word of God, I wonder if we really grasp all that it is and all the power that it holds. The Word that is “…living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12 ESV). That’s pretty powerful stuff.

When God created the world, all He had to do was speak it into existence, “And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light” (Genesis 1:3). Everything that God made throughout the course of the days of creation was simply spoken into existence. What God says goes, and His Words are never empty promises to us, but promises that are “kept through cross and grave” (Say The Word – Hillsong Worship).

Isaiah 55:10-11

10“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

The second verse of this song is the part of the song that tells the story of God’s love. Here are those lyrics:

Word made flesh You wrote in grace
Promise kept through cross and grave
Over words of stone You spelled out love
And when You say it is done
It is done

The story that this verse is referring to is the story where God gave Moses the law that was written on stone tablets. It refers to the Old Testament promise that there would be a Savior who would come and make everything right and complete. When Jesus became flesh, He poured love out over those laws that were originally created. The truth is that people are motivated by love, and that’s what Jesus came to do. His grace and His love motivate us to be people who accomplish things for the Kingdom. His love motivates us to keep His laws. Love is why we were created. Jesus came to earth as the embodiment of love and all of the instruction in the Word of God comes from a place of unwavering love for us.

This song speaks of the galaxies, stars, and the cosmos. However, the most important thing we should take away from this is that the Word became flesh, gave us grace, and wrote love over all the laws that were put in place. And that’s just it. That’s all we have to know, because Jesus finished it all on the cross. When Jesus says, “It is done,” IT IS DONE.

It’s a beautiful thing to dive into the Word of God knowing that it is so powerful and that it was written as a love story for us. Sometimes the things we read in Scripture are convicting and maybe even difficult, but it’s all inspired by Jesus and the love He has for us.

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