Works and Words


Every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God. (Hebrew 3:4) The simplicity, truth, and elegance of this statement spoke to me with such clarity that I read it over again and then read it aloud to my husband. Although I’ve read through the Bible a few times, it was like seeing the verse for the first time ever. How can that be?

When I got to the next chapter in Hebrews, a verse I’d memorized years ago leapt off the page. For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)

But then I saw the “and” in the next verse and realized there was more to the thought. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do. (Hebrews 4:13)

With whom we have to do, indeed! The greatest mystery of all—that the Creator of the Universe concerns Himself with us humans and wants to have a relationship with us—sends chills up my back.

Now during the day [Jesus] was teaching in the temple, but at evening He would go out and spend the night on the mount that is called Olivet. And all the people would get up early in the morning to come to Him in the temple to listen to Him.
(Luke 21:37-38)

Of course, they got up early to hear Jesus speak! Wouldn’t we, too?

From September readings for Days 5, 6, and 7
Isaiah 11-13, 14-16, and 17-20
Proverbs 20:16-30, 21:1-16, and 21:17-31
Luke 21:29-38, 22:1-13, and 22:14-23
Hebrews 3, 4:1-11, and 4:12-16

2 thoughts on “Works and Words

  1. It seem to me that, just as you said, The Lord Created each of us. In so doing He made each person unique! Do we think differently, comprehend differently, reason differently, conclude differently?
    Are we enticed by Satan differently? Do we each have a different set of preferences for food, clothing, shelter? Do we we also each have a different set of needs for satisfaction? Do we each have a preference for climate , mode of transportation, entertainment, and occupation? What a Great God of Creation He is! Is it true, He does not demand any thing and solicits our humble response by acknowledging Him in all our ways?

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