Just a morning thought about the Word: I was thinking the other day about Jesus’ parable of the mustard seed in the Synoptics (Matthew 13:31, Mark 4:30-31, Luke 13:18-19). Jesus is talking about the Kingdom of Heaven here, but I think the principle applies to everything in the Kingdom as well, particularly the Scripture. How many times have you paused in your Bible reading at a word or a phrase that struck you and just mulled it over in your mind, praying and meditating, until God was pleased to grant a treasure-trove of insight and wisdom from that one little phrase? There is no end to the knowledge that Scripture presents to us, and as we read the Word and hide it in our hearts, it brings forth much fruit.
And I don’t think that this is merely an individual thing either: just as when Jesus fed the multitude, we can be in the body of Christ sharing the Scriptures and find that, while we’re sharing the treasure given to us through prayer and meditation, the treasure grows, and now we’ve got baskets left over (I suppose the analogy has to break down at some point).
Point is, the Word of God is inexhaustible, even the parts you know by heart. There is simply no end to what God will do when a willing and humble soul meets the pure milk of the Word. I hope that encourages you as much as it encourages me.
Have a blessed Palm Sunday,