Day 29: The Bible

This post is part of “30 days of Giving Thanks” To read more within this series, click here.

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We are nearing the end of this series! As I indicated in my post about light, these last few posts are focusing on the greatest lights of all. I’ve talked about love and hope. Today, we are going to talk about the Bible.

There’s a new trend among Christians to say that the New Testament is not the inspired Word of God, but consider: the Apostles were handpicked by Christ, witnessed His death, burial and resurrection and possessed the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit led them as the toiled to bring people the gospel. God has always preserved His message for generations yet unborn. The Bible is His preserved message for us, and I am thankful that I have ready access to it. There are more manuscripts of the New Testament than any other ancient historical document. God protected His message and I trust that He would not leave us in the lurch.

The light of truth

The Bible—all 66 books—brings us the light of God’s truth. Sometimes I wish that God’s expectations were laid out for us in a neat little list, but then we would seek to justify ourselves instead of depending on God’s grace. It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings to search it out. God wants us to dig through His Word and learn step by step, day by day, what He wants for us. It’s a life-long endeavor, but those who seek, find.

Truth is not relative. There is one truth: God’s.

Knowledge of God

Why do we study the Word? Our primary purpose should be to know the Lord. Every book teaches us about Him—His faithfulness, His steadfast love, His justice and His mercy. We see His hand working with the proud and the lowly. Nobody can thwart His plans. We learn that we can truly trust the Lord in all circumstances.

Life-saving instruction

In the Bible we see God has had a plan for us from the beginning of time. We see how salvation is to be received. We learn how to obey God the way He wants us to obey. We just need to have open eyes and a heart set on seeking His will and not our own.

I am thankful that God has preserved His Word for me and for the rest of the world. I am thankful for this beacon of truth that hasn’t been destroyed.

 

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9 thoughts on “Day 29: The Bible

  1. beckielindsey November 30, 2015 / 21:11

    The Bible is my favorite book. It is alive and powerful, sharper than a double-edged sword, cutting between joint and marrow, soul and spirit and exposing our inner most thoughts.(Hebrews 4:12). Thanks for reminding us that Jesus handpicked His Apostles.

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  2. kathryneann December 1, 2015 / 02:24

    Lovely ending to the series. Proverbs 25:2 is one of my life verses because I’m a seeker, a digger. That I may know HIm … as Phillipians 3:10 says. Blessings on all you set your hand to write this December, writing friend.

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    • Elihu December 1, 2015 / 05:44

      Thank you, Kathryne Anne! It is a joy to discover more about the Lord each day. 😀

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  3. helpingu2bu December 1, 2015 / 04:59

    Beautifully written. Thank you for such a fresh perspective on this scripture.

    Liked by 1 person

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