12 Weeks of Prayer Week 9 Day 5
Don't Start Down the Path of Denial
By Justin N. Citro
"But He answered and said to them,
'My mother and My brothers are these
who hear the word of God and do it.'"
As the world races more toward the return of Christ Jesus, the one question that keeps coming to the forefront is: Is the Bible accurate? Yes, it is. The Bible tells us what the heart of man is like, and we see what mankind is like today. Over the centuries, the counsel of the Scriptures has proven how wicked the heart of man is, and within the hearts of man, we have seen the rise of wickedness as violence has increased. The Bible tells us about future events such as knowledge increasing. Knowledge has increased over the centuries; look how far we have come with the internet, electronic gadgets, social media platforms, and the list goes on. There have been major advancements in the medical field as far as medicines, medical technology, and life-saving procedures. The Scriptures talk about the earth crying out. We are hearing about natural disasters taking place all around the world that are increasing more; And those are just a few examples of how accurate and how relevant the Bible is for today.
The Scriptures have not just been limited to Christianity. In Judaism, they have the Torah, Nevim (Prophets) and Ketuvim (Writings) also called the Tanakh, what we refer to as the Old Testament. The Bible is also a history book for secular colleges who dive into Biblical Studies. There have been some who have always questioned and will still continue to question the authority of the Bible and its validity. If you are a believer and you begin questioning the validity of the Bible, you begin down a path that will cause you to start denying the Word of God. One of the deadliest sins as a Christian is denying the Bible for how did you come to know your faith without hearing about the Gospel which talks about and describes Christ himself? Let us now go into the Word to find out more about the Bible is a light unto our path. The Bible says in the books of Psalm 119:105 KJV, "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." Here the Psalmist is explaining the authority of the Bible by saying that the Word of the Lord is a light to our footsteps. Of course, it is up to us to take the light and put our trust and faith in Christ for if we do not, then we are just denying not only ourselves but the word of God. Brothers and Sisters, I encourage you to not let the fire on the altar of your heart to burn out and to remain steadfast in keeping the Word in your heart. Do not deny yourself the wisdom that the Bible contains. Remember to always be quick to give thanks and praise to the Lord, and make sure you are firmly rooted and grounded in the Word of God!
Heavenly Father, Thank You for being the Light of my Salvation. Thank You for being the Living Word. Thank You for preserving the Written Word containing Your promises, Your laws, and Your commands. Thank You for being my Heavenly Father. I ask that You illumine my mind to understand Your Word. I ask that You fill me with wisdom. Be my Instructor and be my Guide. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
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