I happened to watch a documentary today about Martin Luther.
It was a fascinating program, but one quote in particular has stuck with me.
He said, “But I, I did nothing, the Word did everything”.
This is an amazing comment, given how the man changed the face of the church and indeed changed the world with his ideas and actions.
He was however stating a truth that is still important today.
The Word is the final authority in truth and the Word is the agent of change in our lives.
It is through understanding of the Word that we can use to implement permanent change in our lives.
Through and understanding of the Word we can gain all we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1 v 3).
It is the Word that we use to renew our minds and see real transformation (Romans 12 v 2).
Luther recognised the importance of the Word and was influential in getting it translated into German.
He knew the importance of letting everyone read the Word for himself or herself, and this is of course very true today.
We are required to take responsibility for our own bible study in order to get eh best from it.
We should be thankful for the pioneers who enabled the Bible to be translated into our mother tongue.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your Word, and thank you that it is the agent for change in my life”.
2 Peter 1 v 3…..According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue