Isn’t it thrilling to get mail that is addressed to occupant? Not really. Most of the time this kind of mail hits the trash can without even being opened. We figure if someone doesn’t care enough to know our name that what they have to communicate is not important. We love to see our name on the envelope. We want personal mail. Once in a while we may even receive that rare hand written letter. In our day and age we communicate in different ways. Snail mail is joined by email, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and text messages. Who knows what new methods of communication the future holds for us.
Valuable information necessitates personal communication. I am so thankful that God has communicated His revelation to us in a reliable and accurate fashion. He has given us His Word that is inerrant and authoritative. Using human authors, the Holy Spirit superintended God’s revelation to man. Paul tells Timothy in 2 Timothy 3:16: “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness”. Also we are told by Peter: “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit”(2 Peter 1:20,21). God has sent us a personal communication through His Word. We need to value this communication as a special message from God Himself to us personally. He tells us how much He loves us. He tells us that He sent His own Son to be the sacrifice for our sins. He tells us that if we simply repent of our sins, believe in His Son and call upon Him, He will give us eternal life. He tells us in this personal letter how we need to live for Him and He even gives us a description of our future home in heaven.
What a wonderful letter God gave us in His Word, the Holy Bible. As you begin to read this precious letter you will find your name on it. You are more than an occupant to God.
Pastor Stultz has been writing this weekly devotional for many years. In 2009, he published a compilation of devotionals in book form, also called Moments of Meditation