Of the four ways to send messages, the most frequent one I use is text messaging. Matthew Henry, one of the great preachers of the 16th Century, wrote in his commentary on the Bible, “It is that which is written that remains.” He was referring to verbal truths handed down through generations not being as effective as the written word. Have you gotten an encouraging text that you immediately put on lock mode, so you wouldn’t lose it? With it saved, you could enjoy it more each time you read it, right? It’s the same way with God’s written word. It’s been recorded and put on “lock.” It doesn’t change and we can refer back to it at any time. In the Bible, Jesus is referred to as the Word. Like Matthew Henry said, “…it remains.” Jesus remains. He’s the same yesterday, today and forever. Find time to spend with the Word and in the Word. Try journaling your thoughts and prayers. More importantly, let the text of your life be valuable enough to put on “lock” mode and leave a legacy of loving Jesus and others.
Read: Colossians 1:15-20; 2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 13:8