Last Sunday my pastor, Dr. Dennis Brunet, said something upon which I’ve set my heart and mind. He said, “If the Word of God says it, then I can say it.” Americans are a very opinionated people, and many Christians—me chief among them—are guilty of offering varied opinions on many subjects. God’s word has addressed many of the issues facing our nation today, so our opinions must sync up to Biblical teaching.
The immorality that runs rampant through our society today can be dealt with by turning to our Bibles:
“How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.” (Psalm 119:9)
The common response to the Bible is it was written by men and has many errors in it. I’ve written a whole chapter in a book on the inerrancy of God’s Word, however my response to this accusation is: “The Bible contains 66 books written by 40 men, over 1500 years, and they all point to Jesus. Could you show me one of those errors you mention?” I’ve not yet had anyone point out an error in the Bible.
A Christian who does not read his or her Bible is spiritually starving themselves. Just as a newborn baby needs a mother’s milk, we need the Father’s holy word to feed upon:
“Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.” (1 Peter 2:1-3)
The Bible is a source of hope for each of us. It is easy to look at the state of mankind and wonder if there is any hope for our future. Without God there is no hope; with God there is eternal hope in the Lord Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul instructed the Romans thusly:
“For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.” (Romans 15:4)
Isn’t that a wonderful thought? So many people are looking for peace of mind. We can find it in God’s Word. How many times have you asked God to give you patience, then worried He might do so by bringing calamity to your life? We can learn patience through a daily Bible study.
In a day where so many promises are made and broken, the promises found in the Bible are both timeless and trustworthy. We don’t have to worry about our Heavenly Father ever breaking a promise found in His Word:
“My covenant I will not break, nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips.” (Psalm 89:34)
I can say what God has said in the Bible because it is without error. We need not add to God’s word because as David has written it is perfect; meaning it is complete:
“The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.” (Psalm 19:7)
In the next few months we are going to see the race for the White House begin. How should a Christian pick a candidate to support? Use your Bibles; in there is found all the requirements of those who would lead us. Speak the truth found in Scripture; proclaim it often and boldly. Settle for nothing less than a candidate who lives by Biblical precepts. Doing this we will find the candidates we desperately yearn for and our country needs:
“Whoever keeps the law is a discerning son, but a companion of gluttons shames his father.” (Proverbs 28:7)
For you to be able to measure such a candidate, you must know your Bible. Did you know that if you are looking for an answer to life’s issues, you can look to your Bible, and prayerfully seek God’s guidance?
“Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law; indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart. Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, for I delight in it.” (Psalm 119:34-35)
Dear friend, won’t you join me and begin a journey in discovering what God has said in His holy word?
I want to make 2015 a year of saying what God says.
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