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“I have written for him the great things of my law, but they were considered a strange thing” (Hosea 8:12).

When news is shared, the elders used to send it in writing, for the reason that the matter is liable to be forgotten if orally done. Even the rules and regulations of the nation are in the written format. The Government acts based on written laws. In the same way, God has given His magnificence in writing.

There is a big difference between the writing of the world and the writing of God. The worldly written matter may possess knowledge in it, but at the same time, there is every opportunity for obscenity also to find a place in it. But, spirit and life are there in the writing of God. The worldly writings may vanish as time goes by. But, even heaven and earth may pass away, but what is written by God will by no means pass. 

Satan, cannot be opposed with the worldly writings. But, since God’s writing is like a sword of the spirit, it can be used to defeat him. Even when Satan came to test Jesus, Jesus fought with him through the Scripture verses. During every test brought by Satan, Jesus pointed out the verses “It is written …., It is written ……” and Satan fled from there.

One man was about to board into a compartment of a train and on seeing the board “Ladies compartment”, he rushed towards another one to climb. A man cannot travel in a ladies compartment even if he is wealthy and powerful as it has been “Written” ‘Women only.’

While, even such ordinary writings have so much of value, how much more valuable the Scripture verses would be!  When God judges a man, He would surely do that based on His written laws. The books will be kept open before Him. The dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books (Revelations 20:12).

Schools used to conduct debate programmes with the title “Which is mightier? The nib of the pen or the tip of the sword?” In the end, the final verdict would be given that the nib of the pen is mightier than the  tip of the sword. Written words are mightier than the sword. Job expresses his wish this way: “Oh, that my words were written! Oh, that they were inscribed in a book! That they were engraved on a rock with an iron pen and lead, forever!” (Job 19:23, 24). Dear children of God, those words have been written as Job wished. They stand firm forever.

 To meditate: “How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to your word” (Psalm 119:9).

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