March 23, 2009
Reasons to Believe The Bible
1 Peter 1:22-23
Scripture is meant to have a positive influence on our conversation, conduct, and character. Therefore, we must trust in the Bible’s accuracy and supremacy. Today I’m going to give you three reasons to believe God’s Word.
Jesus believed Scripture. Our Savior affirmed the validity of the Old Testament by using it. He quoted Isaiah’s prophecies to poke holes in the Pharisees’ false piety (Mark 7:6-13). Later, after His resurrection, He explained to two believers the things that Moses and the prophets had written about Him (Luke 24:27). Finally, Christ promised the disciples that the Holy Spirit would enlighten their minds and jog their memories, which ensured that the New Testament books were written accurately (John 14:26).
Scripture is inexhaustible. Like a well that never runs dry, the Bible offers readers a fresh taste of living water each time they open it. Men and women who have dedicated their lives to studying this amazing book admit that they have only skimmed its surface. Personally, I cannot count the times that a passage I knew by heart suddenly yielded new insights.
Scripture is indestructible. For centuries, various governments and leaders have tried in vain to destroy God’s Word, or at least restrict access to it. The most hated book in history keeps circulating and winning hearts for the Lord.
The Bible is the Lord’s way of revealing Himself to humanity. Through its pages, we learn how to please Him with our life and service. Believing only those passages that suit one’s worldview is foolish because every word is God-breathed.
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