Proverbs 30 6-30-18

Feeling stale? Restless? Drawn away? Get back into His Word. Allow Him to draw you to Himself and speak to you.

Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

We can trust His Word. He has protected it for over 3500 years. Think about it:

  • Written over a span of roughly 2000 years;
  • 66 different books and letters;
  • 40 authors: shepherds, kings, scholars, fishermen, prophets, a military general, a cup bearer, and a (Jewish) priest;
  • 3 languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek;
  • Hundreds of controversial subjects;
  • A flawless internal consistency;
  • One Message: Redemption;
  • One God, One Savior, One Spirit;
  • Many of its prophecies fulfilled with many more to come!

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Does God protect His Word? He said as much:

Proverbs 30:6 Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.

What else do the authors say about the Bible?

Hebrews 4:12 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.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 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 Peter 1:21 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.

1 Peter 1:23-24 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. [24] For, “All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, [25] but the word of the Lord stands forever.” And this is the word that was preached to you.

How do we use the Word of God?

1. As a Transformer:

Romans 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind [in the Word]. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

2. As a Detergent:

Ephesians 5:26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,

3. As a Lens:

Matthew 5:17-18 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. [18] I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”

Let’s see the world through the eyes of Jesus today. Read His Word and allow His Spirit to minister to you, to wash you, and to renew your mind. THEN we will know His precious will for our lives–for today.

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