What I Read Today;
Romans 5; Matthew 16; Ezekiel 8; Psalm 104-105; 2 Kings 21-22; Numbers 6
What makes the Word of God so special?
There are a lot of people who do not like the Bible. They get angry when Christians quote from it, or when they see the Bible quoted. Lawsuits fly when a government agency puts up a copy of the Ten Commandments or a nativity. Why do so many, expend so much energy trying to run down the Bible?
In 2 Kings 22, the people who are cleaning up the Temple run across something that hadn’t been seen in years. The Word of God. When they find the scriptures, they take them to King Josiah, who, upon hearing those words, tears his clothes and falls to his knees.
How in the world could the Word of God have been missing in the very temple of God? How could this happen to God’s chosen people?
It happens when the people of God neglect the Word of God.
And it’s happening again all around us. Church attendance is falling. New polls say those identifying no religious affiliation is multiplying. Why?
It’s happening because ordinary, everyday people are not reading and studying God’s Word! We are spending less and less time in prayer and even less time searching the scriptures. Since we don’t read the Scriptures, we don’t know what’s really in the scriptures. We know about a God of love, but we fail to understand that God is also a God of judgment. As we hear less and less about how our sins separated us from our Holy God, Jesus’ sacrifice means less and less to us.
The reason we need to get back into the Word of God is that it is the primary tool to convict us of our sin and point us to a Savior. It is the single tool that God has given us to lead people out of their lives of sin and into a relationship with him.
That’s why God’s Word is so important!