Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. (2 Cor. 3:3 KJV)
God has made us His living epistles for the whole world to read. In the days the Bible was written, epistles were handwritten letters, and were the major form of communication used. The Apostles wrote epistles to the churches, using the means they had available to them-ink and paper.
The scripture above takes us into an entirely new dimension. Paul reveals that the Corinthians were epistles, or letters, that Christ has written for the world to read. God has stepped further. He did not use paper and ink to write a letter, expressing His thoughts, wisdom, and power. He used the very lives of the believers. The “ink” was the Spirit of God, and the paper was the human heart. That implies God has written His Word in our hearts by His Spirit, so that the world will see us as the living manifestations of His Word. In Jeremiah 31:35, God promised that the days are coming that He will write His Word in our inward parts. That means His Word will becomes one with us, and we will no longer struggle to obey them. You are a living epistle of Christ to the world, so let them read God in your life!
Meditation is taking the Word into your spirit. As you meditate, the Spirit of God inscribes the Word in your spirit, writing His epistles in your heart. Take a moment to ponder and mutter the Word.
Thank the Lord for making us His living epistles.
It’s your turn-act on the Word! Let the world around you read Christ’s letter in you. You do no carry this letter. Rather, you are the letter! That letter is read through your words and actions. Live by the Word. The Word inscribed on your heart needs to come through your own words and actions. Resist filthiness through your mouth. Deny sin the opportunity to use your body in every instance. Rather, let the Word take over your life, and the glory of God will be revealed through you.
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