The Marvelous Word of God
"For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12)
No book in history can compare to the Word of God. It has been hated and loved; burned and cherished; neglected and trusted; criticized and yet never undefended. Many countries have banned its use completely, while others have built their very foundation upon its words. Amazingly enough, what makes God’s Word unique is not the fact that it has proven so controversial, but that it has proven itself accurate time and time again:
- Scientists once falsely believed that air had no weight, even though God had said otherwise many years earlier (Job 28:25).
- At a time when it was largely accepted that the Earth rested upon the back of a large animal or giant, the Bible spoke of its suspension in space (Job 26:7).
- Long before the discovery of atoms, the invisible “building blocks” of Creation, God revealed “that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” (Heb. 11:3)
- During an age when science claimed the earth was flat, Christopher Columbus sailed west through faith in the Scriptures: “It is He who sits above the circle of the earth.” (Is. 40:22)
In Isaiah 55:11, God promised us that His Word would not return to Him void. Like the rain and snow from heaven, its purpose will always be accomplished. Those who have attempted to block that purpose over the years have failed miserably on every occasion and have served only to further prove the inerrancy of Scripture. As was said by Charles Spurgeon,
“Had I written [the Bible], there would be men who would pull it to pieces at once, and perhaps quite right too. But this is the Word of God; come, search, ye critics, and find a flaw; examine it, from its Genesis to its Revelation, and find an error. This is a vein of pure gold, unalloyed by quartz, or any earthly substance. This is a star without a speck; a sun without a blot; a light without darkness; a moon without its paleness; a glory without a dimness.”*
Without a doubt, the Bible is the inspired Word of God (2 Tim. 3:16-17). It has no equal, and so reflects the nature of its Author (1 Sam. 2:2). Jesus is its grand subject, our good is its design, and the glory of God is its end (John 1:1, 14; 1 Cor. 7:35; Phil. 2:9-10).
- Excellent thoughts! Thanks Dakota.