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Better is One Word

Anchor Devotional - 09.01.16


“The Lord announced the word, and great was the company of those who proclaimed it.”

Psalm 68:11

The third verse of “A Mighty Fortress is our God” speaks of the world’s evils and of their threat to undo Christ followers. Martin Luther’s hymn sings out that we need not fear the prince of darkness because “one little word shall fell him.” Do you wonder what that “little word” is?

There is only one word that causes demons to shutter, one word greater than every earthly influence: Jesus. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). Jesus is the “little word” that we proclaim and magnify!

Countless words have been written and spoken that impress, enlighten, and entertain. But none is so sweet or so mighty, so complete or magnificent as the name of Jesus. A contemporary children’s song by Keith and Kristyn Getty affirms the heart of the believer with these words: Better is one word from Jesus than a thousand I could say; better is one step with Jesus than a thousand another way. Won’t you step beside me this month as we meditate on The Word and on our words?

Scripture Focus

Psalm 68:1-11, 19

Insight

What word in this world could be worth clinging to other than the name of Jesus? I want no other!

Read the Bible

  • Job 41-42
  • Psalm 62
  • John 1