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You are our letter

God’s speech takes many forms.  You probably think of the Scriptures first, then on deeper reflection maybe you think of Christ as the living and incarnate Word.

There is another form, though.  Paul said to the Corinthians, “You are… the epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.”  (2 Cor 3:3)  The same idea occurs in Jeremiah’s prophecy of the New Testament age.  “This shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; after those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts…”  (Jer 31:33)

Maybe it sounds a bit trite, but it’s nonetheless true, and it’s good doctrine: Your life is the Bible somebody is reading.  Day by day you trace out what’s written in your heart.  Write it well, my friends.

One Comment

  1. William

    It’s a very sound message you state. Yet, it seems it’s not so commonly taught these days? Why? Maybe I’m jaded, but it seems some Christians do not place value on living bibilical virtues and intimate that those who try are being unduly pious.

    Posted on 29-Sep-10 at 16:42 pm | Permalink

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