Separated Together: New Season, New Scripture

I hope you have been enjoying these doses of encouragement you have been reading on the blog, Separated Together.  As we continue this journey together it got me think that Easter seem a long time ago, but it just passed a few weeks ago, and Jesus being risen changes everything. 

One of the first things He did after His resurrection was point us to Scripture. Luke writes that on Easter Sunday afternoon,

“Then beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted for them the things concerning himself in all the Scriptures.” Luke 24:27

Jesus’ resurrection was a new event in the lives of His disciples. Whenever a disciple experiences a new event or advances to a new level of maturity, they are able to see more and get more out of Scripture. I can read a passage 500 times, then something new happens in my life, and on the 501st reading, the truth sinks deeper.

None of us has been through a pandemic or lockdown before. We’re in a brand new situation, which means as we read Scripture, we’ll see brand new things with brand new eyes.

Listen

“The word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13 No creature is hidden from him, but all things are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give an account.” Hebrews 4:12-13

Look

“Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.”   Psalm 119:105

See

The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in an earthen furnace, purified seven times.”   Psalm 12:6

Receive

“How happy is the one who does not walk in the advice of the wicked or stand in the pathway with sinners or sit in the company of mockers! 2 Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s instruction, and he meditates on it day and night.”   Psalm 1:1-2

You’re in a new season. God wants to speak to you in new ways. Find one or two of your favorite passages, read them, and hear His voice today!

Pray with me:

Lord, I want to learn Your ways more deeply. I want to think like You, see things the way You see them, and feel the way You do about everything in Creation. So speak to me through the Bible today, and every day. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Blessings,

Pastor Don