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September 27, 2023

Three Important Biblical Words to Live By (Part 3 – Words of Life)

Passage: 1 John 1-5
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This week Brother Wil Melendrez wraps up the third and last segment of his three-part series delving into the profound and timeless wisdom of the Bible as it relates to “Words”.

Opening with a reading from John 1:1-5, we are reminded of the eternal truth that in the beginning, there was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. This passage illuminates the concept of the Holy Trinity, with God the Father, God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit intricately interwoven in the divine plan.

Genesis 1:3 takes us back to the moment of creation when God declared, "Let there be light," and light came into existence. Brother Wil adeptly highlights two fundamental aspects in this verse—movement and information. Science, as we know it today, aligns with the biblical narrative by acknowledging that everything began with a "big bang which is what happened when God said Let there be Light." However, the Bible tells us that it's not mere chance but divine information that orchestrates every aspect of our existence.

When God created the universe, He infused His creations with divine information, ensuring that nothing evolved without His purposeful design and guidance. As we explore the wonders of creation, we discover that everything in the cosmos, from the Earth's rotation to its orbit around the sun, is intricately controlled by the wisdom and information provided by God. Through a simple Google search, Brother Wil underscores the astonishing fact that the Earth spins at approximately 1,037 miles per hour, taking nearly 24 hours for a single rotation, while also orbiting the sun at a staggering 67,000 miles per hour, completing this orbit annually.

The resounding truth emerges that it is not science or chance that maintains the perfect order of our solar system—it is God Himself. Humanity has no control over the vast cosmic movements; the one holding the universe together is none other than Jesus Christ.

While science may inform us of a 24-hour day, we must recognize that God ordained it so. The biblical narrative also suggests that the Earth is younger than what many scientists propose, emphasizing God's sovereignty over time and creation.

Turning to Mark 4:38-41, Brother Wil invites us to ponder what we might have said in the moment when Jesus, with ultimate power, rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Peace, be still!" He emphasizes that Jesus' command was specific to a particular entity, precisely yielding the desired results. In this, we discern that the precision of words matters, for Jesus is the Word, and the Word is God.

John 1:4 further amplifies this truth as it proclaims, "In Him was life, and the life was the light of men." Here, the word "light" carries a deeper meaning, signifying the atonement Jesus offers mankind. Through His sacrifice, we find reconciliation with God and the promise of eternal life. However, it's crucial to understand that not everyone comprehends this divine light. John 1:4 tells us that "the darkness did not comprehend it." Only those who reject this atonement remain in darkness, while the light remains accessible to those who accept it.

Brother Wil encourages us to share the gospel with unwavering commitment, even when we cannot predict who will respond positively. Proverbs 27:17 underscores the importance of mutual support in our Christian journey. Just as one piece of steel can sharpen another, we, as Christians, sharpen one another's countenance. Just as a chef relies on sharp knives to perform culinary tasks effectively, we rely on each other's spiritual gifts bestowed upon us by the Holy Spirit to spread the gospel.

In this series, Brother Wil Melendrez has illuminated the profound significance of three biblical word types: Words of Caution, Words of Advice, and Words of Life. Through Wil’s teaching we have reflected upon how we use our words to share Jesus with others and the significance of using gentleness and love as we share.  In this final segment we have also learned how these words guide our understanding of God's role in creation, the precision of His command, and the eternal light of atonement offered by Jesus.

As we navigate our Christian walk, we are reminded that we need each other, just as iron sharpens iron, to effectively share the gospel and strengthen our faith.

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