MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016
Key Bible Verse: My word will go out and not return to me empty, but it will do what I wanted; it will accomplish what I determined. (Isaiah 55:11, The Voice)
Dig Deeper: Psalm 19:7-11
God is the divine author of the Bible. [That] is a magnificent truth.
Unlike human beings, who can utter thousands upon thousands of words to no effect, when God speaks, things happen. The connection between the Word of God and creation is not the only exhibition of God’s power. Rather, that by which God brought the universe into existence is the same means by which he saves people from sin and death. The breath that breathed life into Adam’s lungs is the same breath that utters the words of life in the Sermon on the Mount. Amazing, humbling, and mind-blowing.
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (2 Tim. 3:16-17, ESV). All Scripture means every book, every paragraph, and every verse in the revealed Word of God.
The more I do expositional preaching through particular books of the Book, the more I recognize that God doesn’t waste his breath. From the popular books and verses, to the so-called minor and obscure, all of God’s Word matters for our conformity to the image of Jesus Christ.
– Eric Mason in Unleashed
My Response: What book of the Bible seems “minor or obscure” to me? I will consider studying this book with a friend or my small group.
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