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devotional: day 3

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There is no book like the Bible, God’s Word. Every word of the Bible is true. There is no circumstance in which the Bible does not do what it promises.  It is the most unique book ever written.

The Bible was written:

  • Over a 1500-year span (from 1400 B.C to A.D. 100).
  • Over 40 generations.
  • Over 40 authors from many walks of life (i.e. - kings, peasants, philosophers, fishermen, poets, statesmen, scholars).
  • In different places (i.e. - wilderness, dungeon, palaces).
  • At different times (i.e. - war, peace).
  • In different moods (i.e. - heights of joy, depths of despair).
  • On three continents (Asia, Africa, and Europe).
  • In three languages (Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek).

The Bible reads as if it was written by only one author, and indeed it was. God is the author. He spoke through human personalities.

In fact, the Bible is the only Book whose author shows up every time you read it. In the Book of Isaiah, there is a promise attached to God’s Holy Word. The grass, beautiful and green one day, will wither a in few days. The flower, beaming with beauty one day, will fade within a few days. However, when it comes to God’s Word, the Bible, it never fades, withers, weakens, wilts or shrinks.

People die, but the Word of God remains. Circumstances change; His Word does not. Feelings come and go, yet the Bible is constant. Seasons change, but God’s Word endures.

The one thing you can always count on is the Word of God. It is an eternal and alive book. It speaks directly to whatever circumstance you are facing at the moment. That is why you can read a verse one day, and it has a specific meaning to you; yet read it another day; and it speaks to you in a different way. You can never exhaust the Bible.

When the fog of bad circumstances clears, and the cloud of doubt is lifted, there will be one thing still standing, and that is the Word of God. Only two things are eternal—people and God’s Word. Let God’s eternal Word saturate your soul—your mind, will and emotions.

Daily Do It

Today, take a moment to do three things:

1.     Thank God for His Word. Thank Him for how this Book has touched and changed your life. Thank Him for His promises recorded in the Bible. Thank Him for the comfort the Bible brings when you are down and the conviction it brings when you are wrong.

2.     Read Isaiah 40:28-31, and list the promises found in God’s Word in these verses.

3.     Recommit to reading the Bible every day. In just 15 minutes a day you can read the Bible through in a year.

Quote of the Day

  “If you have a Bible that's falling apart, you'll have a life that's not.”

—Adrian Rogers