2 Timothy 3:16-17, “16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
“The B-I-B-L-E, yes that’s the book for me. I stand alone on the Word of God, the B-I-B-L-E, Bible!” That ole’ children’s song should be the anthem and theme of every disciple’s life for everyday of their life. We don’t stand on the sinking sand of man’s wisdom and opinions, we stand with our head’s held high, shoulders straight and our feet firmly planted on, “Thus saith the Lord!” As the ole’ timers used to say, “If God said it, I believe it and that settles it!”
Sadly, in our culture many who have heard the Word of God have been deceived by evolutionists, atheistic philosophers and the vain babblings of biblical critics and thus have lost their childlike trust in God’s Word. However, despite each and every attack on the Bible- the sixty-six books of the Holy Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation remain firmly intact as God’s inspired and perfect Word.
Remember, unbelievers don’t disobey God’s Word because of historical issues, scientific problems or even because it testifies of miracles; no, unbelievers don’t obey God’s Word because they love their sin.
The sinner’s evil desires allow the devil to keep their eyes blinded to the Scriptures’ relevance and life-changing power. If they would simply humble themselves and repent of their pride, God would open their eyes to the wisdom of His Word. Jesus said in Matthew 13:19, “When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart.” God will never force people to believe His Word; each person must decide if they will follow Jesus or not.
Whether a person believes the Bible is their choice; however God’s Word will forever be true and every promise, including the ones of judgment, will come to pass. God is not a liar; He will do all that He said He would do (Numbers 23:19). Jesus said in John 12:47-48, “47 If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day.”
Here are three ways to stand for the Word of God; (1) Believe and accept the validity and veracity of the Bible in its present form. (2) Study the Word of God daily so you can rightly apply it to every area of your life. (3) Preach, pray and plug away. Preach the Word everywhere you go, pray the Word of God everyday and be faithful to plug away until Jesus comes back!
Is your life built on the Word of God?
- Explain from the Bible why you should stand for the Word of God.
- Pray that God will use you to reach out to everyone around you with the Word of God.
- Resources: “It’s Time to Rock the Boat,” by Dr. Michael Brown & “Reinventing Jesus,” by Dr. Daniel Wallace.
One Year Reading Plan
Zephaniah 1:1-3:20, Revelation 10:1-11, Psalm 138:1-8, & Proverbs 30:11-14. Click here to read online.