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::Devotional:: ‘No Ordinary Book’

October 13, 2010

I’m big on the Bible.  I am convinced beyond the shadow of a doubt that coupled with the Holy Spirit it is an absolute necessity of the Christian life.  It’s more than a suggested reading.  It’s more than a quick pick me up for the day.  It is the very living breath of God himself and therefore it is one of a kind.  It is no ordinary book.

In a devotion I wrote the other day, The Breath of Life, I connected the dots between two passages of scripture to show that the breath of God that has given me life is the same breath that gives life to the scriptures.  The Bible lives just as we live.  It is no ordinary book.

For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.  Hebrews 4:12

One question that is often asked is, ‘how can the Bible be so perfect if it was authored by men who weren’t?’  This is a good question and one I believe every Christian should be able to answer.

The Bible is a miracle of God.  It’s authorship, organization, and preservation are all marked by the divine workings of God himself.  The holy God inspired imperfect men, through the miraculous work of the Holy Spirit, to pen a perfect message.

16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.  2 Timothy 3:16-17

21 For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.  2 Peter 1:21

Lock those two passages of scripture together in your mind.  They reveal so much to us about God’s word.  In fact, there’s too much to cover in one devotion, but rest assured there is more to come here at The Journey.

It was men who held the pens, and the spirit who carried the men, but God’s the author of it all, from the beginning to the end.  The Bible is no ordinary book.

-Stay Rooted Col. 2:7-

One Comment leave one →
  1. pat turner permalink
    October 13, 2010 10:24 am

    I like this song it goes right with your devotion.

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