Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The Inexhaustible Word


"We study the Bible because it is the whole counsel of God."

How strange is it that the Christian spends his life reading the same book over and over? The books we own are largely one-and-done experiences (if you ever even make it to "one," that is), but this isn't the case with the Bible. We continue to read it, study it, meditate upon it, and share it with others as though we'll never finish it -- even when we have read it through many times.

God's revelation possesses the amazing quality of inexhaustibility. It's simply impossible for any of us to comprehensively glean everything from the Bible. There are experts on Shakespeare, who essentially know everything there is to know about the man and his work. The same goes for Homer, Twain, and Dr. Seuss. But that kind of expert will never exist with Scripture. The kind of mastery that may exist over a fellow creature's corpus could never exist over the Creator's corpus.

Thus, it is the Christian's duty and delight to continually plunge into the Word, knowing that the Author will always give refreshing insight into life's history, purpose, and greatest needs. We can each turn to the Bible daily with the strong confidence of God's work through it to touch our hearts and lives. Consider what it says about itself: “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth and making it bear and sprout, and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it," (Isaiah 55:10-11).

Seek the Lord in His word. You will never be disappointed; God will use it to renew your mind and draw you nearer to Him.

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