Jesus called special attention to His own words. He measured His relationship with His disciples by their appreciation of and obedience to His words. We should learn to take the words that came directly from Jesus’ mouth very seriously.
The authors of the Scriptures faithfully received and recorded inspired words from God to bless mankind. Only Jesus became those words fulfilled in flesh and blood and spoke as the voice of God with us.
Jesus’ words are a fulfillment of the Scriptures that were given before He was born.
All of the written words of Scripture find their final fulfillment in the Person and Life of Jesus. Every word of the Scriptures is written so that we will hear Jesus.
Reserve a special place in your inner life for the words that came from the mouth of God made flesh among us. Hearing Him and obeying Him continues to be the measure of our discipleship.
Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”