“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.”

John 17:17-18

Sometimes we’re like children who, on being read some Bible verses, will pipe up with, “Oh, I already know that!” We think because we’re acquainted with a Scripture passage, there is not much more to learn about it. If we think that what God has to say is exhausted, we are mistaken. An American Puritan said, “God has yet new truth to break out from his most holy word.” In fact, we will spend eternity looking into God’s Word and forever finding it new.

God’s Word is truth, and it sinks into our hearts on different levels throughout our lives. For many years I thought that when Jesus said, “If you love me, you will obey what I command” (John 14:15), He meant that if I disobeyed His law in any way, I did not truly love Him. At some point I saw that verse in a new light. I realized it means if we love Jesus, we will have the power to do what He commands. What had been a legalistic condemnation became a promise of grace.

Make this year one of searching Scripture and finding it new though you may have read it before.

Scripture Focus

Psalm 119:89-104


Never let go of the truth of Psalm 119:105 that God’s Word is a lamp to your feet and a light for your path.

Bible In A Year

  • Exodus 5-6
  • Psalm 28
  • Mark 8