When was the last time you tried to fit your will into the Scripture? People do it all the time. We want what we want so we chalk the word up to, that was then and this is now. We have to be very careful with are thought life because if we compromise on what we know to be true; I guarantee there will be consequences.
We can't fit the Bible into the world's views. It's just not possible. However, no matter what the circumstance, we can love people. There is a resounding theme throughout the Bible that we are not to judge but love. That's not easy for those that like to point fingers, gossip about their neighbor, or believe that they are righteous and far above every one else.
I'm not saying your like this but I know many people that are. They sit in church to be seen and then they leave all thoughts of God and the word behind. Christ is challenging all of us to believe what is written and to act on His behalf. We are to go about our day with no envy, no hate, and no judgement. It's hard to do. All of us fail from time to time but we must be able to walk with Christ knowing that everything He has written is true.
There are scholars that want us all to believe that the Bible is incomplete. And yet, God breathed the word and if you look closely, everything He says is true. Gossip hurts. Anger kills. But more importantly, it's hard to love those that are unloveable. And yet, He calls us to spread His word to every one.
We must believe that the word is true and exists as a compass for us today. We must hold onto those words, especially when we are facing a storm and use them to conquer our fears, while building our faith and believing that Christ is near. If we don't believe that God inspired the Bible, then we live for nothing!
I believe that the Bible is the true word of God and that everything in it is supposed to be there. I'm sure there are other books and that they are historical in nature, but what we read is what God wanted placed in those pages. No other document has been tested more and come out being more truthful. We need to hang onto the facts and realize that He is as real as He was over 2000 years ago. The times have changed but the message is still the same. Believe the words that are written and you will know the hand of God!
2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV:
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
If you question this Scripture, think long and hard about your walk with Christ. You can't say you know Him if you don't believe this passage. Many will question the authority of this passage and yet, if we are to be believers that spread the Gospel, this has to be ingrained in us, as strongly as the nails were in His hands. Take up the cross today!
My prayer today:
Lord, my prayer today consists of just one thing, make us faithful. Fill your daughters with the wisdom to interpret the word and to provide the voice in a largely darkened world. Help each of us grow in our faith as you prune us to be faithful and give us a heart for all nations. Be with us as we walk on this path and put truth into our hearts as we seek you daily. We are not perfect and the world is full of temptations. Keep us on the righteous path and fill us with love for mankind. We thank You for being our guiding light today and yesterday. For all you are and all you were, we love You Lord. In Jesus name, AMEN