Acts 20:32 - How the Bible Becomes Flesh.

Acts 20:32 (NIV) Now I commit you to God and 
to the word of his grace, which can build you 
up and give you an inheritance among all those 
who are sanctified.  


   When you feed on the Word of God, you 
grow. The Bible is your soul food. You can't be 
physically healthy if you eat junk food all the time. 
In the same way, you can't be spiritually 
healthy unless you feed on the truth of Gods 
   Would you like to have all the blessings 
that God has for you? Of course you would! I want 
that for you too.  
   How do you get those blessings? Theyre 
a direct result of spiritual maturity. The 
Bible says, The message of his grace  is 
able to build you up and give you the blessings 
God has for all his people (Acts 20:32 GNT). 
   The Word of grace will build you up. When 
you grow in spiritual maturity, God can give you 
all the blessings he has for you. There are some 
gifts you can't give a baby or a young child 
because they arent mature enough for them yet. In 
the same way, there are some gifts God wants to 
give you, but he's waiting for you to grow up.  
   You can actually use your hand to help 
you remember how to use the Bible to grow in 
spiritual maturity. You feed on the Word of God by 
doing six things: You hear Gods Word - that's 
your pinky finger. You read it - that's your ring 
finger. You study it - that's your middle finger. 
You memorize it - thats your pointer finger. 
Then, you meditate on it - thats your thumb. 
Your palm represents applying Gods Word. 
   Its important that you do all six of 
those things as you feed on Gods Word. If the 
only spiritual input you get is hearing the Word 
of God at church, then you wont have a very 
strong grip with just your pinky finger. We forget 
95 percent of everything we hear within 72 
hours! Satan will be able to steal your joy very 
   If you hear the Word of God and then you 
read it every day, you've got a better grip. 
Satan can't pull it away from you as quickly. If 
you hear it and read it and study it, then 
you've got a stronger grip.  
   When you do all six things, youll have 
a firm, strong grip on Gods Word. No one 
will be able to take it away from you. And 
youll find yourself growing toward spiritual 
maturity and receiving the blessings that come with 
it. [Daily Devotional by Rick Warren: 


The creative energy that called the worlds 
into existence is in the word of God. This word 
imparts power; it begets life. Every command is a 
promise; accepted by the will, received into the 
soul, it brings with it the life of the Infinite 
One. It transforms the nature and re-creates the 
soul in the image of God.  ED126 

Every day I have the honor of sitting down 
with a book that contains the words of the One 
who created me. Every day I have the opportunity 
to let him give me a thought or two on how to 
live. If I don't do what he says, he doesn't burn 
the book or cancel my subscription. If I 
disagree with what he says, lightning doesn't split 
my swivel chair or an angel doesn't mark my 
name off the holy list. If I don't understand 
what he says, he doesn't call me a dummy. In 
fact, he calls me "Son," and on a different page 
explains what I don't understand. In the Eye of the 
Storm by Max Lucado [Inspirational SB] 

There are many hundreds of thousands of 
books in the Library of Congress in Washington, 
D.C.  Books on countless subjects, by countless 
people over hundreds of years.  Some of those 
writings have been the seed bed for philosophies, 
political parties, religious movements and more. The 
writers have come and gone; most are no longer 
remembered.  God's Word is remembered because it IS His 
Word, and it WORKS.  The sad thing is, many of us 
don't pay any more attention to God's Word than to 
any other book. In the Bible are the tools to 
enable every believer to lead a victorious life.  
But day after day, the Bible sits unopened.  We 
must take that Word, read it, think about it and 
so devour it that it feeds us. Memorize it! 
That Word transforms our thoughts and actions.  
Christian, take it today and feed on it and put it in 
your heart, that you might not sin against 
Almighty God, and partake of the victorious life!  
[In His Time; Walk With Wisdom] 

   Are you a follower of Jesus? Do you read 
the Bible? If both those things are true for 
you, then you have an inheritance coming.  
   The Bible says in Acts 20:32, I commit 
you to God and to the word of his grace, which 
can build you up and give you an inheritance 
among all those who are sanctified (NIV).  
   An inheritance is something thats 
rightfully yours, just for being part of a family. But, 
to enjoy the benefits of that inheritance, you 
have to claim it.  
   Imagine your parents were billionaires. 
Youd be foolish if you never took the time to 
read their will after they died. You wouldnt 
get what was rightfully due to you. You 
wouldnt benefit from what belongs to you as their 
   When you become a follower of Jesus, 
youre not just a believer - youre a belonger. 
You become part of Gods family. And all the 
family privileges come along with that - including 
a spiritual inheritance. 
   But its still possible for you to walk 
through your entire life and not know what benefits 
are available to you as a child of God. To 
choose to live that way is sad - and foolish.  
   God wants you to know whats available 
to you from him. He wants you to receive your 
spiritual inheritance. And, to do that, you need to 
read the Bible.  
   The Bible says in 2 Timothy 3:16-17: 
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for 
teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in 
righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly 
equipped for every good work (NIV). 
   The Bible helps you live out Gods 
purpose for your life. It thoroughly equips you for 
what God has made you to do. Thats your 
spiritual inheritance. Here are four things God does 
through Scripture to pass on that spiritual 
      	He teaches you - God shows you the 
path on which you should walk. 
      	He rebukes you - God shows you 
when youre off the path. 
      	He corrects you - God shows you 
how you can get back on the path. 
      	He trains you - God shows you how 
you can stay on the path. 
   As God teaches, rebukes, corrects, and 
trains you, you will become equipped for the life 
God has planned for you. You will be able to 
claim and enjoy your spiritual inheritance! [Daily 
Devotional by Rick Warren: 


Buoyed By God
   Several years ago, a speedboat driver was 
in a serious accident. In recounting what had 
happened, she said that she had been flying along at 
top speed when her boat veered just slightly, 
hitting a wave at a dangerous angle. The combined 
force of her speed and the size and angle of the 
wave sent the boat spinning wildly into the air. 
She was thrown from her seat and propelled deep 
into the water. She was thrust so deeply into the 
water that she could not see any light from the 
surface. Dazed, she had no idea which direction was 
   Rather than panic, the woman remained 
calm and waited for the buoyancy of her life vest 
to begin pulling her up. Then she quickly swam 
in that direction. 
   We often find ourselves surrounded by 
many voices, each with a different opinion, and 
we simply don't know which way is "up." When 
this happens, we need to exercise patience and 
spend time with the Lord. We must read His Word, 
the Bible, and wait for His gentle tug on our 
hearts to pull us toward His will. The more we 
read, the more confident we will become, 
especially when His written Word and that gentle tug in 
our hearts come into agreement. 
   Remember, a few minutes, hours, days, or 
even months of "waiting" may mean the difference 
between sinking or swimming! [God's Little 
Devotional Bible re Eze.13:2] 


In October 1929, The Saturday Evening Post 
published a landmark interview with the great 
physicist and mathematician Albert Einstein. His 
response to questions of Jesus as a historical figure 
was simply breathtaking. He said, I am a Jew, 
but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of 
the Nazarene... No one can read the Gospels 
without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His 
personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled 
with such life. 


Read it through, pray it in, live it out, 
pass it on.  George Gritter [Spirit Filled Life 
Devotional SB] 


Acts 20:32 - The Bible Made Flesh!



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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