Thursday, February 09, 2006
God's Word Still Speaks!
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105
Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4
The scriptures are God's message to men. The Old Testament is far more than a series of stories with a meaning, it presents God's voice. It shows His love and His desire to establish a relationship with mankind. The New Testament presents the love of God through the Sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ; the teachings of Jesus; the instructions of the Apostles and the revelations of God.
The Scripture provides His guidance and instructions to men through history, law, prophets and writings. God speaks directly and uniquely through the Bible. Studying then His word with these basic assumptions provides the opportunity to learn about God's nature, His will and His plan of salvation for mankind.
Meditating upon His word made me again aware of the truthfulness of the Scripture and how the Lord does manifest Himself to mankind, through His word, so we may fellowship with Him.
How wonderful that the Bible is in dual authorship, God inspired, written by holy men of God. His desire to fellowship with mankind is unmistakable visible from cover to cover.
It is refreshing to be reminded how God does protect His word over the ages and through many translations.
I can testify to the effect as described in Proverbs 30:5, "Every word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him.", and
1 Peter 1:25, "But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you."
The scriptures meant eternal life to me, through the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ. His word is just as powerful as the day it was written down by His servants. It still speaks loud and clear. It provides healing for the soul and balm for the wounds.
Praise God for His wonderful word, "the Bible". Amen!