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The Word is Spirit
Pastor Mike Novotny
by Pastor Mike Novotny
May 28, 2024

Sometimes I like to think about the connection between eternal treasure, the words of the Bible, and the work of the Spirit. In the epic closing of John 6, our Savior said, “The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit” (verse 63).

If the Bible had a list of ingredients on its back cover, the Holy Spirit would be the first on the list. He fills the pages of Scripture, taking words off a page (or a screen) and planting them like seeds in your heart and your mind. Because he is divinely working, the Bible grabs you in one verse, slaps you to your senses in the next, and allows you to be still and know that he is God before your devotion is over. Have you experienced this?

Throughout the centuries, humans have sought to find the treasure of God’s truth through rituals, pilgrimages, and mountaintop experiences. But our Father, in his mercy, didn’t hide the truth about his love and your salvation on the top of Mt. Everest.

Instead, he “hid” it in every Spirit-filled, Christ-centered page of the Holy Bible. We understand what a treasure Jesus is and how much he treasures us when we read his words and listen to our God talk to us over and over again. You may never become a millionaire. But whenever you hold the Scriptures in your hands, you are rich indeed. 

“The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold” (Psalm 119:72).