Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Always the Same
“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right” (2 Timothy 3:16 NLT).
Every day, 66 percent of evangelical Christians are looking at Facebook, 39 percent are looking at YouTube, and 32 percent are opening their Bibles.
In other words, a lot of Christians aren’t opening their Bibles today. Instead, they’re looking at social media. That’s a problem.
I remember the first time I started to read the Bible. I couldn’t believe that I had finally found the user’s manual of life. I couldn’t believe how the words were so relevant to what I was facing as a 17-year-old kid.
In fact, I’ve found that the Word of God is relevant for every phase of my life, and you will find the same.
The Bible is the most amazing book ever written. It’s literally God’s message to us. Technically speaking, it isn’t one book. It’s actually 66 books written over a 1,500-year span by 40 writers from every walk of life: kings, peasants, philosophers, fishermen, poets, statesmen, and scholars.
Yet all of them wrote about one thing: God’s redemption of humanity. And God inspired every one of these individuals who wrote down the Scriptures. The Bible says, “Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding, or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God” (2 Peter 1:20-21 NLT).
So many things come and go, from trends to musical styles. But the Word of God is always the same, and Jesus Christ is always the same, yesterday, today, and forever.
It’s amazing to me that even though a newspaper is outdated in a day or so, God’s Word is always fresh and relevant to what we’re facing. It never goes out of style.
The Word of God is perfect and completely trustworthy. So we need to open it and hear what it has to say.
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