I struggle at times. I know that the only word we have from God on this planet earth is contained within this leather bound book that lies on my desk day and night. Yet the computer, television, a busy schedule, to-do list or even serving God – woo me away from hearing God’s voice in his word.
What makes the Bible so special? What makes it the number one best seller of all time?
The Bible is God’s revealed Word to us. It was written by men who were moved by God to write.
2 Peter 1:21 says “For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”
Josh McDowell explains: Imagine if you asked 10 different people from your local area, with similar educational backgrounds and culture to write on one controversial subject such as the meaning of life. Do you think they would all agree and have perfect unity? Of course not.
This is what makes the Bible marvelous! The Bible doesn’t have 10 authors it has 40! It’s not from one local area or culture or time frame. It was written over a 1,500 year time period, in different cultures, languages, with men from vastly different education (Joshua was a military general, Luke was a doctor, David a shepherd boy poet turned King, Peter a fisherman, Paul in prison, and Moses in the wilderness), 3 different continents and on hundreds of topics. And yet the Bible has perfect unity!
The unity of the Bible is a strong argument for its divine inspiration. And when you look further into archaeological evidence and the fulfillment of prophecy - your jaw will drop. We serve an amazing God and indeed - the Bible you are opening daily to read – is THE VERY WORD OF GOD to you.
Teach the above truths to your children so they are able to defend their faith. Memorize the above passages so you can defend your faith. And as you open your Bible in your quiet time, remember the authority that is in the Bible. And remember the love that God has for you that he would choose to reveal himself to you in his Word.
Hebrews 4:12 says “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
The Bible is not like other books – that lay lifeless. The Bible is living and active!He loves you so. Enjoy your precious time alone with God the Almighty creator of the heavens and the earth. Wow – does that not floor you!
Walk with the King!
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