Rhapsody of Realities 6 September 2023: More than a “Masterpiece”
SCRIPTURE: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for
instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
There’re those who even thought reveretheBible, merely think of it as a magnum opus. By this, they mean that the Bible is a great work or masterpiece, as it were, one of the most significant or renowned piece of work in any field, often used to describe a literary, artistic, or musical work of exceptional quality or significance.
But all such nice descriptions still fall short of what the Bible is and represents. First, the Bible is Spirit inspired: “Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration)…” (2 Timothy 3:16-17 AMPC). Thus, the Bible is a revelation; a compilation of the out- breathings of God; it’s God’s revelation given in words.
When we read the Bible, from the Old Testament into the New Testament, we’re reading God’s message, or what God said- His testimony. Of course, the Bible also contains what others said, such as angels, humans, demons, and even Satan. Even what an animal (a donkey) said is recorded for us in Numbers 22:28-30. But still, the Bible is God’s testimony that they all said what they said.
Therefore, much more than a magnum opus, the Bible is God’s document of truth, and it’s trustworthy and dependable. Let your faith in it be unshakeable.
CONFESSION: Dear Father, I thank you for the privilege of having your Word, the Holy Scriptures. I acknowledge that your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. My heart and mind are open to receive the truths and wisdom contained therein. I’m guided by your Spirit and the Holy Scriptures, as my faith is strengthened and my mind renewed, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Psalm 119:105 – Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
John 17:17 – Sanctify them [purify, consecrate, separate them for Yourself, make them holy] by the Truth; Your Word is Truth.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 – Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose, and action), 17 So that the man of God may be complete and proficient, well fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 2 Corinthians 5:1-6:1-2 & Proverbs 18-19
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Luke 21:10-19 & 1 Samuel 25
Thank you for studying today’s Rhapsody of Realities – More than a “Masterpiece” – written by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
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