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Daily Reading: 1 Chronicles 24:1-26:11 ESV, Romans 4:1-12 ESV, Psalm 13:1-6 ESV, Proverbs 19:15-16 ESV

Daily Verse: “For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” (Romans 4:3 ESV)

GRAPHE (1124): “A document, i.e., holy Writ (or its contents or a statement in it).  Graphe, as a verb, means “to write.” In the singular in reference to a particular passage, e.g., Rom 4:3.”[i]

Holy Writ.

Approximately 40 authors wrote the Bible over 1500 years.  Scribes organized the writings into books.  Jewish and Christ-followers kept and copied the sacred text.  Centuries after Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, humans decided which books would become the Bible as we know it today.

People writing about their relationship with God still happens.  My daily devotionals represent my interpretation of the scriptures in my life.  The lessons taught within the pages of the Bible remain timeless.  Our world may change and evolve, but the state of the human heart remains the same. 

As the oldest book in the world, the Bible has deep roots.  People studying and writing about the written word continue as they seek to know and understand God.

To write.

Initially, people shared the stories in the Bible orally. Eventually, someone started to write them down, providing a written record for those to come.  The shortest pencil still beats the longest memory.  If we don’t write down our thoughts, we’ll lose them.

Spending time journaling helps us process our relationship with God and others.  Just as the scripture authors poured their hearts out on paper, we can do the same.  Allowing God to work in our lives by applying Biblical wisdom takes time and intentionality.

We write our books one day at a time as we live our lives for Jesus.  Developing a relationship with Christ means spending time in Scripture and learning about Him.  As we pursue Jesus with all our hearts, life changes will occur.  Writing down our experience with Christ gives direction for our future generations.

Spend time in the scriptures daily.  Journal about the changes following Jesus brings into your life.  Let the emotions of your heart pour onto the page, bringing them into the light. God will fill you with love to spare when you pursue Him fervently.  And, you will have plenty of things to write about each day.

[i] Strong, J., & Strong, J. (2010). The New Strong’s expanded exhaustive concordance of the Bible. Greek Dictionary of the New Testament (p. 61) Thomas Nelson

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