A Sweet Sweet Sound

“All Scripture is given by the breath of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

2 Timothy 3:16-17

The writer of the book of Hebrews teaches us that our Bible is not just words about God, the Bible is in fact the very Word of God. From the Bible we learn about God but it doesn’t just end there. The Bible is the voice of God in print. When you read the Bible you are reading God’s voice written down for us which is active and alive and sharper than a two-edged sword, able to reach and instruct the deepest recesses and core of our being (Hebrews 4:12).

Its no wonder why so many people around the world read and enjoy the Bible daily knowing God speaks to our current situation in life providing for us, direction, peace and comfort as we listen and obey His voice. It also makes sense that the Bible will keep you from sin and sin will keep you from the Bible.

We live in a world that seeks convenience and in the same way the some might thank heaven for 7/11 as the old advertisement jingle goes, the good news of the Gospel is God has given us His Word in the form of 66 inspired books bound together as one for us so that we could find all that we need in life as our needs arise each day. No wonder the psalmist declared, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Yet, the Bible is more than just a road map for life. The word of God is very personal as God Himself provides comfort for our soul, healing for our broken hearts and help when we hurt. God is always available and nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus.

I don’t know where you are at today in your own journey of faith but I do know where God is. He is right there beside you to lead and guide you or for you to lean on and if need be, He will carry you.     Psalm 119:103 reminds us, “How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth.” Psalm 34:8, “Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” You are never a burden to God the prophet Isaiah reminds us, “Even to your old age, I am He, And even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; Even I will carry, and will deliver you” (Isaiah 46:4). And don’t forget the invitation Jesus made to us Himself recorded in Matthew 11:28-30, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

“Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts.”

Jeremiah 15:16


Michael Osthimer





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