Welcome to First Baptist Church Port Orchard, where we can Live, Learn & Love through Jesus !
He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. Col. 1:28 NIV
Words can illuminate the mind. They can bring understanding to those who are lacking. Words can paint portraits of peace and comfort to the faint. The writer of Ecclesiastes said, “The Preacher sought to find delightful words and to write words of truth correctly.” (Ecc 12:10) Jesus used words to educate, confront, and inspire. God’s Word is of extreme worth as it speaks to our time. The Bible uses words to tell us about God and His words tell us about ourselves.
Interestingly enough, Psalm 119 is an acrostic devoted to the Hebrew alphabet. Each stanza has eight verses. Each verse starts with the same letter. This Psalm depicts the importance and value of knowing God’s word as we practice its qualities. Psalm 119:105 speaks to the context of our lives. “Thy Word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.” It speaks to where we are. Like a flashlight would reveal to us our footing on a dark night. The Word shows us where we stand in life’s challenges and circumstances. This Psalm also speaks to where we can go. We have many wordsin our time vying for our attention promising a direction of discovery and hope. But alas, many of these words rely on human ingenuity and experience that offer little substance. Jesus proclaimed, “I am the light of the world; he who follows me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life.” (John 8:12) The Lord, through His Word, will light our life’s path. Words are powerful tools that can challenge, change, inform, and heal us. Let us look to the words that last. Jesus said His words are eternal.
Blessings to all of us as we listen to Him.