Our sin nature has made us all myopic. We need “glasses” to see things clearly. THE SCRIPTURES ARE THOSE LENSES.
12 Do you see a person wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
The Scriptures were given to us to be able to study God’s commands. God thought enough about them and about us to write them down–literally! “When the LORD finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the covenant law, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God.” Exodus 31:18. He also had it written down for us, “Moses then wrote down everything the LORD had said.” Exodus 24:4.
We know that “All Scripture is God-breathed [remember that God created the heavens and the earth with His words and breathed life into Adam with His breath] and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
Granted, at this point in history, Paul was referring to the Old Testament, but we also include the New Testament because these people walked with Jesus Christ and we believe that He guided them in what they wrote:
- Paul met the LORD on the road to Damascus and had an out-of-body experience sometime during his ministry (Acts 9 and 2 Corinthians 12:1-10)
- John met the LORD on the Isle of Patmos (Revelation)
- Peter walked with Jesus before and after His resurrection
- James and Jude grew up with Jesus and at least James met with Him after His resurrection.
- We don’t know who wrote Hebrews, but he was at least from the same generation as those who walked with Jesus.
Let’s allow the LORD to give us insight and perspective as we read His Word today.
Abba, may You “show us great and mighty things that we do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3) as we delve the mysteries of Your Word. Teach us and equip us, O LORD. We can’t do anything spiritually lasting without You (John 15:5). Amen.