He said, “Even more, those who hear the word of God and keep it are blessed.” – (Luke 11:28, HCSB)
But Jesus said, “The people who hear the teachings of God and obey it – they are the ones who have God’s blessing.” – (Luke 11:28, ERV)
Jesus commented, “Even more blessed are those who hear God’s Word and guard it with their lives!” – (Luke 11:28, MSG)
The more we know the word of God, the better we know Jesus. Knowing Him is our greatest blessing, for it is in Him and through Him that we experience life and love and peace. For me, the more I understand God’s heart for us, the better I see others through His lens. Patience grows as peace is known. As we continue to draw closer to Easter, may we further seek to hear and understand all that Jesus endured for our sake so that we might have life everlasting in Him.
Listen to the Lord,
For His words are true;
Examples of love,
That teach what to do.
He shows us the way,
To love people well;
Forgiveness and grace,
His example tells.
Rise up in goodness,
Let Love lead the way;
To give to others,
His kindness and grace.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You sent Your Son to show us the way to live and love as You intended. Thank You that Your word is the lamp unto our feet and the light unto our path. Forgive us for the times that we have not sought You, or have neglected to do what You ask of us. Show us how to live and love as You created us for. Teach us to love those around us in ways that make Your heart known. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we seek to listen and learn from Your word that instructs us to love as You do. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path. – Psalm 119:105