walk in the word
18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20For his invisible attributes, namely his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. —Romans 1:18-21
In case you haven’t noticed, the Bible is under attack.
It goes without saying that the Bible is ever and always under attack. No other book has been so burned and banned and outlawed. From Roman emperors to communist leaders to college professors, everyone seems to take it upon themselves to attack God’s book.
Despite all of the attacks over the centuries, the Bible has been supernaturally preserved. Just one illustration of this will suffice. You may have heard of Voltaire, the noted French infidel who died in 1778. He was quoted as saying one hundred years from his lifetime Christianity would be swept from existence and pass into history. But what happened? Voltaire passed into history while the circulation of the Bible continues to increase in almost all parts of the world, carrying blessing wherever it goes. In fact, Voltaire’s house was purchased by the Geneva Bible Society about fifty years after his death. The house of the man who gave his life to wiping out the influence of the Bible became a printing press where thousands of Bibles were produced and distributed. Now that is an irony of history!
The fact that the Bible has survived centuries of attack is irrefutable evidence that it is a supernatural book. The Bible has been uniquely preserved because Almighty God wrote it and is taking care of it. Anyone who sets out to destroy the Bible is not going against man; he’s going against God, and that is why such attacks will always fail. I certainly wouldn’t want to spend my life trying to get God’s book out of circulation. Would you?
Since the Bible is God’s book, let me encourage you to be bold with it. Don’t just bring it to church with you on Sunday morning; take it to work, school, restaurants, or wherever you go. Then, when you find a quiet moment, you can open it up and read a Psalm or memorize a verse or share its contents with a friend. Don’t be afraid of what others will think. The Bible has survived innumerable attacks. It will be able handle anything else that comes its way.
Prayer: Dear Father, thank You so much for Your Word. Thank You that Your book will never be erased or forgotten. Help me to be bold with it. Help me to share it with those You put in my path. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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