We Know God’s Truth through God’s Word
And this is one of the most crucial definitions for the whole of Christianity; that the opposite of sin is not virtue but faith.
― Søren Kierkegaard, The Sickness Unto Death
Rambling’s from Evan’s dad – The Bible is the cornerstone of our faith. Is it just fairy tales that some very imaginative writers put together to encourage people to be good? Or is it The Word of God, written by dozens of different writers, from various walks in life, inspired by God? I’ve read it cover to cover (preferably the Chronological version) and each time feel certain passages spoke to my heart. I have never had another book do that. It sometimes whispers so gently, that any superfluous noise, would drown it out. Several times, God has made sure I heard it, almost audibly. Mind you, He doesn’t do that every day, or even every month, but occasional God wants our attention.
I read in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 , “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” God wants us to be equipped to be His hands and feet to a hurting world. The Bible is our owners manual to understand better how that works.
The beginning of that same chapter tells us, “..that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. 2For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,3heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, 4treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power…“. Sound familiar? The Bible can equip us to be a light to a darkening world, lost with no hope..
…but only if we take the time to read it!….
All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)