We’ve all heard that God says we are to respect our husbands (Ephesians 5:24). But, did you know that respect is much more than how you speak? Respecting your husband isn’t only what you say. It’s what you think and allow your mind to focus on. All of mankind (including you and I) have warts. Choosing
This has comforted me since the first time I saw it when I was a girl. You see, I have a serene confidence in the authority of the Bible that cannot be shaken and this slogan just plainly and simply states my convictions.
I firmly believe that the Bible is without error and is God’s instructions to the human race.
It was a long time ago when the Bible was written, almost 2,000 years ago, and at that time the world was very different than it is today. Yet, I know that my God is big enough to have put His timeless truths in these pages . . . knowing that someday, Lorrie Flem, and YOU, would be reading it to find its relevance to us today.
“For the word of God is living and active.Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart,” Hebrews 4:12.
It also reveals His personhood. When I read what He hates and what He loves, I “see” Him better. When I read what He does and does not want me to do, I have a game plan that makes most decisions much easier.
It’s kind of funny when you think about it, but when we read the Bible we’re reading someone else’s mail. Paul wrote to the Galatians, the Romans, and the Philippians. Joel, Amos, and Obadiah addressed their messages to ancient Israel, Judah, and Edom.
Who wrote to us?
God Himself, through ALL of them!
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work,” 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
What does that have to do with us?
So you see, I don’t read The Word and wonder if this applies to me today. “All Scripture . . . is profitable . . .” I know that it does.
Before I close, I want to address another common misunderstanding about the Bible. You cannot pick and choose which parts of the Bible you believe and which ones you don’t. If you do, you are essentially writing your own Bible. I don’t know about you, but if I followed my own Bible, I would be such a sorry mess!
And, since God says He wrote the Bible, who are you and I to disagree with Him? He made the heavens and the earth. He knows our thoughts before we think them. His thoughts are as much higher than our thoughts as the heavens are above the earth.
The truth is, whenever we disagree with God, it’s a waste of time.
He’s going to be right
We’re going to be wrong.