“Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy written in this scroll.”
Guard God’s Word
A few years ago, a wildfire was approaching our home. We weren’t in imminent danger, but we could see the flames as they came down the mountain in our direction. While not forced to evacuate, we quickly pulled out our phones to grab a visual inventory of our “stuff.” Then we loaded up the SUV with the really “important stuff,” just in case the evacuation orders came. Not everything made it into the SUV. We had to prioritize.
Jesus warns us many times throughout the Bible, that the flames of judgment are coming. No matter where you live, they’re coming in your direction. But you don’t have to waste time grabbing a phone to take inventory of your stuff. You don’t even have to discuss what you need to prioritize for the SUV. The Bible makes it clear there’s only one thing necessary to keep. “Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy.”
Guard God’s Word. Don’t change it or leave it behind. Keep it. Why? Because it is the only thing that shows us Jesus. It is the only thing that shows us a Savior who went to the cross and snuffed out the fires of God’s wrath that were coming in our direction. God’s Word is the only thing that shows us a Jesus who says, “Blessed are you to receive my kingdom.”
Dear Jesus, preserve your Word in my mind and heart. Amen.