The most powerful thing in the world
By Sparta Live | March 12, 2018 7:04 am
By Derrick Coble- West Sparta church of Christ
Imagine that you just went up into an attic at an old abandoned house and to your surprise you find a beautiful antique lamp. However, the lamp has not been used in years, and it is covered in a thick layer of dust. Looking at it, you are sad because something so beautiful has been rejected and is now worthless and useless. But, you have a plan. You take it back to your home, dust it off, put a bulb in it, take it inside, and plug it into an outlet. When you turn it on, it glows with the brightest and most spectacular colors of blue, red, and green all shining through the colorful shade. Now everybody is attracted to it and can see it. Its value is priceless.
The amazing thing is, that is what God’s Word can do in our life! When no one uses It, the beauty and value are lost. But, when we take it and plug it into our lives, we can use the awesome power to turn anyone from darkness to light (Acts 26:18; 1 Pet. 2:9). It is the most powerful thing in the world!
When Jesus was in the temple, a woman was brought to him by the scribes and Pharisees who was caught in adultery (John 8:1-11). They tempted Jesus asking him what they ought to do with her since the Law of Moses commanded death by stoning (Lev. 20:10). But, Jesus calmly wrote on the ground and then got up and told him that whoever was without sin to cast the first stone at her. He then returned to writing on the ground, and when he arose again, there was no one left but Him and the woman. At that point, Jesus told her to go and sin no more. Then He said, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12). Thus, Jesus was showing all the world that He shines bright enough, and His Word is powerful enough for anyone to see and be saved. After all he is the bright and morning star (Rev. 22:16). Paul said, “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them” (2 Cor. 4:3,4). If we will only turn to the Lord, the Gospel will truly shine bright, and we will see how much power it really has. “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek” (Rom. 1:16).