What I Read Today:
1 Peter 5 & 2 Peter 1; Acts 18; Micah 3-5; Psalm 46; 1 Chronicles 27; Genesis 49
In 2 Peter 1 vs. 19-21, we read this, “And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” ESV
Scripture is our guiding light.
Now I know that some out there will say that Jesus is our guiding light. Still, others will say that the Holy Spirit is our guiding light. If we get down to it, God is our guiding light. I suppose each of those is true.
Since the mid-1800s, numerous scholars have attempted to denigrate the scriptures. They try to remove sections of scripture that they don’t like. Or they question the authorship of the writers of the books of the Bible. These people question Moses’ authorship of the first five books of the Bible. They tell people that much of the Bible is nothing but a collection of moralistic stories. They question the historical context.
The damage they’ve done is incalculable.
Once we question a piece of God’s word, then it all becomes subject to scrutiny. Yet Peter clearly tells us that scripture was written by men at God’s direction. So if scripture was written at God’s direction, then we can rely on it for guidance for our lives.
Today, many people are attempting to downgrade the importance of scripture. Other’s are trying to use scripture for political gain or personnel gain. That’s why my mission in life is to help people continue reading the scriptures for themselves. I seek to show people that God can and does still speak to ordinary people like me through his word. I hope that you are listening to his voice as you read through his Word on your own!