In this article, I want to address a topic that I truly love-the Word of God. I fully realize that various factors may cause us to fail to recognize and appreciate the Bible for what it is, so I would like to devote time and space to promoting it and placing it upon the pedestal of prominence that it deserves.
The sad reality is that the importance of the Bible is seriously undervalued in our world. Many disbelieve and disregard it entirely while a multitude of others neglect it. YET IT IS THE VERY THING THAT THE WORLD NEEDS!
These thoughts have been inspired by a recent conversation that I had with someone. Actually, I did more listening than talking! See if any of this sounds familiar to you. As he began to talk, his perspective was interesting to me. I recognized a mixture of ideas. There was some truth mixed with error. I could also tell that there was some emotion involved. Hurt had happened and thoughts had been formulated by feelings. I could tell that he was trying to figure some things out. I sensed that he was searching for both answers and approval. Ultimately, confusion reigned supreme.
If you have ever been in a “conversation” like this when someone is unloading on you, it’s hard to know what to say. It becomes even harder when you recognize that there’s a needy soul behind all of it. Clichés don’t fit. Flippant (carefree) explanations don’t work. I felt the desperate pressure mounting, as he continued to express his difficult thoughts!
However, I was not completely confounded, for I soon felt my responsibility to remind him of a very basic, yet very true reality-ULTIMATELY IT COMES DOWN TO THE WORD OF GOD.
What I mean is that the Bible is the FINAL AUTHORITY. The Bible is the preeminent standard. What it says takes precedence over everything. It’s ok to have thoughts, feelings, and even questions, but at some point, they all have to bow in subjection to the Divinely Recorded Word of God!
This being said, it is of utmost importance to read it, concentrate upon it, and comprehend (understand) it. To be blunt, STUDY YOUR BIBLE! You will find that many dark things will fade away in the light of this glorious truth!
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path-Psalm 119:105
Pastor Micah PerryPosted by Pastor Micah Perry on Aug.23, 2017