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Tuesday, April 2, 2019
When the Lord Jesus said “man shall not live by bread alone, but
by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God,” He actually meant ‘every’
word that comes out of the mouth of God.
Every word, from Genesis through Revelation. Not just the ones
that make us comfortable. Not just the ones we agree with. Every word,
including those that make us uncomfortable; The ones that make us squirm; Those
that make us feel guilty; The ‘thou shalts’ and the ‘thou shalt nots.’
And neither is His word now – nor has it ever been – subject to
changes in cultures, or the opinions of learned clerics, educators, priests,
teachers, judges, or kings.
Little wonder, God urges all humanity – perhaps especially the
average person like you and me: “Be diligent to present yourself approved to
God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word
of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15). And again: “All Scripture is inspired by
God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in
righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good
work.” (2 Timothy 3:16)
If consistent reading of the Bible seems a gargantuan challenge,
do a quick internet search to find Bible-reading plans, any of which will
reduce what at first seems an impossible task to an enjoyable and spiritually
edifying one. Use key words such as ‘Bible reading plans.’ Dozens of one-year,
two-year, and even three-year plans will populate your screen.