The biblical phrase: “The Word was made flesh” opens to us a life transforming mystery; the Word of God can dwell in human flesh. It still can, and it still must. The Word of Faith is now implanted in all those who believe in Jesus, and frankly, our lives may be the only bible the people around us will ever read. This is one of many reasons Scripture states: “Let the Word dwell in you richly.” Though we are not saviors ourselves, the same Word of Life that dwelt in our Redeemer’s flesh now dwells in us. So I must allow God to turn the pages of my life that others may be see and be enlightened. LORD of Hosts, imprint my life so fully that Your Word may be manifest in all I say and do.
“Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd,” Exodus 23:2NIV. Geese fly in formation so they can draft off each other to make flying easier. People do the same. We have a natural tendency to simply follow the herd; it is easier to go with the flow of whatever is popular, faddish or commonly admired. The steep price of a drift-along-lifestyle is the failure to find your divinely created purpose. We are carefully knitted together by the Creator for His specific calling for each of us. We can never rise to God’s best by going along with the crowd. I must continually find that sweet spot of being WITH the crowd but not OF the crowd. Lord, protect me from wandering aimlessly and help me keep my pace in cadence with Yours. Teach me to be comfortable in the gaggle but to be willing to fly at the front of the formation.