It is God’s word
I’m assuming that if you’re reading this there is a good chance you believe that God is the eternal, all-knowing, all-seeing, all-powerful God who brought all things into being just by speaking and continues to sustain all things by the power of His word. I’m also assuming that you believe the bible is the word of this very same God, that is, you believe that the bible is a book that has been written by the eternal, all-seeing, all-knowing, all-powerful, unrivalled and unsurpassed creator God. Ok so far? If so, here is my question…
If then, we really believe that the bible has been written by God, shouldn’t we want to read it?
Sadly, research would suggest that many who claim to believe in the divine authority of the bible don’t actually value it very highly. Whether or not that describes you, the truth is, whoever you are, that sometimes what we say and believe are not matched by what we do. In no way do I intend to heap guilt or shame on you today, because truthfully there isn’t one person alive whose life at some point doesn’t reveal an inconsistency between their beliefs and actions (good job Christ came to save hypocrites, huh?!). But I do think it is worth reflecting deeply on what we believe to be true about the Bible, and what we actually feel about it. If we really believe the bible to be the very words of God, why at times do we feel so indifferent towards it? Shouldn’t we be devouring every single syllable? God, help me!