We live in a world of greys. No one is certain of anything, nothing is clearly defined, and everything is molded, changed, manipulated and reshaped to satisfy even the most extreme desires and tastes. The chaos is deafening!
In the midst of the maelstrom of swirling controversies, debates, arguments, claims and criticisms which polarize society daily I find strength, solace and certitude in the Word of God. I know in my heart that the Bible is God’s unerring Word. It is a rock upon which one can build a fruitful and rewarding life. I can clearly see that the Bible was developed over thousands of years and woven together in a beautiful tapestry combining the inspirations of men and women of different ages, cultures, races and ethnicities, social standing and education to create a cohesive love story. Nothing so beautiful and so impactful could be created by mortal men. Not even Shakespeare and Dickens, Twain and Frost l’ensemble could write with so much wisdom, gravity, beauty and love at the same time. It is singular and spectacular.
The Bible is the one thing that offers clarity in a world of foggy equivocation. It offers a black and white assessment of man’s origins, his fallen nature, his effort to be restored to a meaningful existence, and the gift given freely in mercy and grace to deliver reconciliation and glorious eternal existence.
This means that yes, we must accept the Bible in totality. Not just the ten commandments, but the big fish, 6 day creation, serpents and all. Either it is the unerring, inspired Word of God or it is of men alone. It cannot be both for if its is then no one alive can with certainty advise where God begins and man ends. It must be a story with a beginning and an ending, a guide-book for what was, what is and what will be. It is unique in its proliferating prophesy, proven time and again to be accurate through historical records and archeological evidence, as well as our own eyes and ears. It is remarkable in its survivability despite efforts by many to ban it, burn it and marginalize it. It is powerful in its continuing relevance as an observation of man, and as a source of wisdom and healing for those suffering in a violent, cruel and selfish world. It is of the ages and for the ages.
The sacred writings . . . are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. . . . Contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. 2 Timothy 3:15-17 and Jude 1:3
Reeling from a World filled with contradictions? Seeking truths when surrounded by deception? Troubled by doubts and fears about the focus of your life? There is one sure method of finding meaning and truth and loving instruction: the Bible. Read it cover to cover. Bits and pieces are mere tantalizing morsels when a feast awaits you!
Have a God-filled day!