Ginrich's Devotional Blog

October 19, 2012

Content Not Packaging

Hebrews 10:7 “Then I said, ʻHere I am: I have come – it is written of me in the scroll of the book – to do your will, O God.ʼ”

A friend is a pastor of a church where they won’t let him read scripture from his lap top or tablet.  They insist he can only read scripture from a bound book.  It seems they are more interested in the covering rather than the content  Scripture was first written on stone then on papyrus rolled into scrolls.  Jesus read from a rolled up scroll.  What really matters is whether we read and study the scripture.  It can be on an expensively bound book with gold trimmed pages, on a computer, a tablet or a cell phone.  The packaging doesn’t matter but the content does.  It is the same with us.  Our packaging is not as important as our content.  When people look at us are we presenting an outward package that commands their attention away from God’s Light within us?  We are taught to accent our positive parts of our body.  Our question is are we accentuating the positive parts of our inner being – God’s Holy Spirit and the fruits of His Spirit growing within us?  Let us be sure we spend more time on our content rather on the packaging.  Reading and studying God’s written Word can be done on whatever device or printed form is available and readable for us.  Them more types of packaging we have of His Word the more available it is for us to have with us and use.  The more we use His Word the more it get’s into our hearts.  The more it gets into our hearts the more it can be reflected and shined to light the way for others.  

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