“Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart;” (Proverbs 4:21);
If you want to be closer to God, you need to protect the scripture within your heart. Jeremiah the prophet says “Your words were found, and I ate them and your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart;” (Jeremiah 15:16). John the Apostle says “Then I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth.” (Revelation 10:10).
God the Father searched for a man who could redeem the whole mankind sacrificing His life. Jesus Christ who was the Son dedicated Himself for the purpose. “Behold, I have come–In the volume of the book it is written of me–To do your will, O God.”‘ (Hebrews 10:7).
On who wrote the Bible stood as the volume of the book too. Jesus came to this world dedicating to lead a life in accordance to the Scripture. The entire life of Jesus Christ was to the liking of Father. He said “Behold! My Servant whom I have chosen, my Beloved in whom my soul is well pleased! I will put my Spirit upon Him and He will declare justice to the Gentiles.” (Mathew 12:18).
The total aim of Jesus Christ was to do according the Heavenly Father’s will and to stay to His liking. So when Jesus was baptised God said “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (Mathew 3:17). Similarly God witnessed in the Mount of Transfiguration “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” (Mathew 17:5). Once Jesus asked God to glorify His Name and God said “I have both glorified it and will glorify it again.” (John 12:28).
Dear children of God, He has blessed you by giving you an opportunity to live in the world in which Jesus Christ also lived. He has given in your hands the same ministry given to Jesus. Will you do things to God’s liking as Jesus did? Will you stay as a man after His own heart? Then, God will definitely elevate you.
To meditate: “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to my Father.” (John 14:12).