We can trust God's Word
September, 2023 | Always Peachy Devotionals | 4 Things We Can Trust About God Week 1
Trust is earned.
How do you feel about that statement? Do you agree with it or not? In our increasingly skeptical world, I certainly think it’s a reasonable statement. And, well frankly, there’s a reason our world is increasingly skeptical.
How many spam emails do you get in a day? Robo-calls? How many of you have a relative who has been scammed by someone over the internet or the telephone?
The world and everyday life is full to the brim with shysters and fakers and counterfeit friends, and it’s more important than ever to be wise about who you allow access into your life and your home.
So, yes, I believe trust should be earned. And when it’s lost, it should be harder to earn back. That’s just wisdom. But if you take approach to life, where does that put the Bible?
Can you trust God’s Word? Can you put your whole faith in what is written in the Bible? Has it earned the right to your trust? Or is it just another book like every other religious text out there? Is it just a collection of fantasies and fairy tales designed to elevate some and condemn others?
This week we are talking about five reasons why we can trust God’s Word:
Sept 4 - It’s true
Sept 5 - It claims to be God’s Word
Sept 6 - It changes lives
Sept 7 - It shows us how to live
Sept 8 - It never fails
Obviously, I have my own opinions about this, and this is a Bible-based daily devotional. So, of course, I believe the Bible is trustworthy and true. But WHY? That’s the question. Because I keep running into more and more people who are very happy to cherry pick the verses they like out of Scripture and ignore the rest.
That’s what led me to our memory verse this week. This one is a little longer than the ones I usually pull out, but it’s very important to make sure this one is solidly etched in our minds. This week, we are learning 2 Timothy 3:16.
This verse is a foundational verse for understanding the power and authority of Scripture. We’re not going to wax eloquent today about the deeper meaning of these words in Greek, but that’s a wonderful topic to research more deeply if you’re interested.
The word I really want everyone to pay attention to is the first one in the verse: All.
Not some Scripture. Not the happy Scripture. Not the condemning Scripture. Not the Scripture you like.
ALL. All Scripture.
The Bible doesn’t work if you only take part of it as the truth. If each individual verse isn’t true, none of the Scripture is true. We don’t get to pick and choose. With the Bible, it’s all or nothing.
And everything in Scripture is what we need in order to live a life that glorifies God, that leads others to Him, and shows us how to live at peace in a world that hates us more and more as the days roll past.
I’m excited to dig into the reasons why we can trust God’s Word this week, and I hope that each of you will take time to spend some intentional moments with the Lord over the next month. After all, it’s really difficult to decide if you’re going to trust someone you don’t know.
Get to know God, and I guarantee you will desperately WANT to trust Him.
Love you all,
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