The Word Set Free
God’s Word is a timeless treasure, filled with truth, but not everyone receives the wisdom within its pages. An open heart, receptive to Him, receives the greatest benefits of God’s Word.
Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descendant of David, according to my gospel, for which I suffer hardship even to imprisonment as a criminal; but the word of God is not imprisoned.
─ 2 Timothy 2:8-9 NASB
In Paul’s second letter to Timothy, where our verse comes from today, Paul references “my gospel,” which is the truth about Jesus being both God and man. In the days of the early church, a false view of Christ was taught, and that’s what Paul stressed here – that Jesus was either God, but not man; or man but not God.
The Word of God is not imprisoned.
Those two falsehoods are still prevalent in our society even today. Either perspective destroys the truth that Jesus paid the price for our sins and made a way that bridges the gap that restores us to God the Father for all eternity.
We know He was God’s only Son, born of a virgin – divine – both God and man. We celebrate his birth at Christmastime, not simply because a baby was born, but to glorify God in what He did for us through Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. Through Jesus’ obedience, He restored us to the Father.
The last part of the verse today says, “the Word of God is not imprisoned.” It is free to do the work the Father sent it forth to do. And we are set free to live our lives in Christ according to the truth we find in the Scriptures every single day.
Today’s One Thing
As you read the Bible, ask God to open your eyes to experience His truths in a new way. As you think on the Scriptures before you, expect God to give you understanding. Receive His Word in faith, expecting Him to speak to you this week.