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The Word Implanted

July 17, 2019

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The Word Implanted

Words get planted  in us — just like seed.      Every day we hear all sorts of words — good and bad.      The words in a school can be planting information.      The words spoken at a new job can be very instructive and helpful.      The words heard in many movies can plant seeds of lust,  greed,  hatred,  love,  sympathy,  or whatever else they intend to plant.      Even the things we speak to each other  plant various feelings  and bits of information.      Every word planted in us has an effect of some sort,  because the speaker (the planter) had an intent when planting (speaking).

So, it is important that we treat all words appropriately,  according to their intent and worth.      If words are leading us into any sort of sin,  we need to reject them and  let them die,  before they lead us into eternal damnation.      We don’t want lies,  blasphemies,  sinful enticements,  and those sorts of things growing in our lives.      That would be like asking for disaster.

But, when our Creator,  Lord and Savior  plants a word in us,  we need to take it for what it is — eternal truth that will give us the salvation we need.      What’s the  sense  of rejecting truth?      Do we really want to turn a blind eye to the love  that wants to save us?      Let’s hope not.

James wrote to the church about these sorts of things,  because  how we listen  and how we feel about truth  matters in all eternity.      James 1:21  lays things out on the table for everyone to see.      It says:

Therefore putting aside all filthiness  and all that remains of wickedness,  in humility  receive the word implanted,  which is able  to save your souls.

When God wants to plant  the seeds of His eternal truth  within us,  there is no logical reason to reject it — but,  many reject  it anyway.      But, James is telling us  to let God plant His truths in us.      Don’t fight off our Creator and Savior.      When we hear God’s word,  we are to accept it  in our hearts  “in humility”.      That’s just saying that we need to remember that  we are simply a part of this creation — a sinful part — a minute bit in a great vastness.      Our Creator is obviously  a whole lot smarter than anything in His creation.      When our Creator speaks to us,  we need a humble  attitude.

It is obvious that our Creator  is offering to be our Savior.      We should not be  so proud  and arrogant as to reject  such an offer of love.      We need the kind of humbleness that is willing to honestly  look at our sinful situation — and be willing  to let God help  us.      We’ll be glad we did.

In the joy and comfort  of knowing God loves us  enough to plant His word in us,  we say, “Hallelujah!      Lord, You are the one and only Eternal One.      We are just Your creation — but,  You love us so dearly.      Let us hold tightly onto Your truths  as we travel  to our heavenly home  with You.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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