Thought for Today
The Burden of the Word
“The Burden of the Word of the Lord”
Zechariah 9:1, 12:1, Malachi 1:1
We cannot have His Burden without having His Word. His Word is a fire that burns and a hammer that breaks. His Word is living and sharp as a two-edged sword to cut asunder soul from spirit in those who receive it.
His Word must purify those who bear it for it will not proceed from lips that have not been purged with the Fire of His Altar (Isaiah 6:6-7).
“Until the time that his word came:
the word of the Lord tried* him”
“The burdens OF the spirit differ from the weights ON the spirit.
A burden of the spirit, on the other hand,
is given by God to His child
for the purpose of calling him to work, to pray, or to preach.
It is a burden with purpose,
with reason, and for spiritual profit”
* Note: Hebrew word meaning to smelt, refine and to test and prove true.