Why This Matters | Love Letters
For you have been born again…through the living and enduring word of God. 1 Peter 1:23
It’s been banned, outlawed, declared contraband, and burned in heaps. It’s been smuggled in, tossed out, buried in the ground and taken to the moon. For thousands of years, it’s been challenged, maligned, ignored, and despised, but one thing has never happened to it. It has never been destroyed. The Bible has withstood every challenge and claim against it and it still stands, but not because it is an interesting book of antiquity. It still stands because it is the living and enduring word of God.
The Iliad is an interesting book of antiquity. Shakespeare is a classical author known round the world. Libraries are filled with historical, religious, and biographical works, but none of them has faced the firing squad time and again like the Bible has. Have you ever wondered why a simple collection of 66 books that we call the Bible has drawn such passionate assaults? If it were merely a book of fables, as many claim, why try to destroy it? If it was “filled with errors” as skeptics assert, why has it not been proven wrong by the brightest minds intent on doing so? The answer is because it is not merely a book. The Bible says of itself that it is living and active. God’s words cannot be contained between leather covers. They leap from the page and embed themselves in the human spirit, challenging, drawing, and transforming lives. No other book ever has, or ever will, do that.
Have you accepted the truth that the Bible is God’s infallible, living word designed to change your life?
Father, I hear so many challenges to the authenticity and reliability of the Bible that it confuses me. I want to build my life upon truth, and your word is that truth. So I commit myself to knowing and obeying your living word. In Jesus’ name, Amen.