This sport seems especially adventuresome and thrilling! The idea of descending into the depths and being one of the privileged few to see what most do not, must be a heady experience! The SCUBA acronym means “self-contained underwater breathing apparatus” and is the most important piece of equipment to be able to breathe underwater. The training is rigorous to be certified as mishandling the equipment could mean running out of air, being unable to breathe. This possibility more than anything else, keeps me from participating!
Today’s verse talks about what the breath of God accomplishes. First, the breath of the Almighty gives life (Job 33:4). Then the breath of Jesus gives us His Spirit (John 20:22). God’s breath allows us to live spiritually whereas before we were dead in our sins (Eph. 2:1). But He does not stop there. His breath gives us His Word, inspired or “God-breathed.” It is only through His Word that we are able to determine what is right and what is wrong. His breath gives physical life, spiritual life and the ability to live the best kind of life.
In the middle of unrest and upheaval, one truth stands clear and unchanged; none of us can live without the breath of God. It is His breath in His God-breathed Word that shows me how to live. His Word shows me where my heart is wrong. His Word corrects my prideful thoughts. And His Word shows me what action He wants me to take. No other treatise, article or book has this same power!
My prayer today: “Breathe on me, breath of God, Fill me with life anew, That I may love what Thou dost love, And do what Thou wouldst do.”