We cannot leave out the writer of Hebrews or Peter in this great subject. They are right alongside Paul in emphasizing characteristics of God’s Word that are necessary in forming our obedience and dependence on Scripture. At the same time, we may shy away from this subject because of the convicting nature God’s Word imposes on our hearts and lives. But, let me point out that the more we are convicted and transformed by the Word, the more we become useful in propagating it!
· Hebrews 4:12 – “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
· 1 Peter 1:22-25 – “Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth…the living and abiding Word of God [that] remains forever.”
· 2 Peter 1:3-4 - “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.”
· 2 Peter 1:20-21 – “knowing this first of all that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”
In the 2 Peter 1:3-4, we see the absolute sufficiency of Scripture. There is nothing it does not address! The heart that cries out to God for understanding of His truth should not doubt for a moment that he/she will receive it. Follow Solomon’s advice as to wisdom (which God’s Word is) that we must “seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures” (Proverbs 2:4).
May God use this blog to greatly increase your hunger and appreciation of God’s Word.
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