Reality check- Do you Really Believe the Bible?

If I ask if you believe the creation story- how God created all things by the Words of His mouth, you'll probably scream 'yes'. And why do you believe it? Well, maybe because you've heard it constantly from your childhood or probably because it seems logical to you (considering you don't believe the evolution story that science teaches you) or maybe you just think it's the basics of Christianity. Why you believe this is not subject of this post today, but rather, why you would believe some parts of the bible over others.

I just heard a song now about "waiting for God, standing in His presence". This was a live performance to a relatively large audience and immediately I thought "this song isn't factually correct, not in this context at least". Why, you ask? Well, my bible tells me in Matthew 18:20 that where two or three are gathered together in HIS NAME, there He is in the midst of them. This was Jesus speaking to the disciples. So in that context, Jesus was already there in their midst hence, there's no way they could be waiting for Him.

This brings me to the question of why we doubt parts of God's Word but believe other parts. Is it because somethings seem too good to be true or "too easy" (in the words of Apostle Charles Ndifon *inside joke*)? 

Sometimes, when we read the scriptures it may seem as though the writers were writing their own thoughts or personal stories, but remember 2 Timothy 3:16 where the bible tells us that ALL scripture is given by inspiration of God and it's for teaching, for reproof, for correction and for training in righteousness. So even when the David says in Psalm 139:14, don't think it's only David that was fearfully and wonderfully made, it's the same scenario with you too. 

This post is as much for you as it is to myself. All I want to ask is that henceforth, as you study your bible, take God's word for what it is. Believe what it says without ANY doubts or second guessing. It's the TRUTH. Don't let anyone or any situation tell you otherwise.

I leave you with some truths about you that I found in the bible

1. You are the light of the world and the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13-14; Philippians 2:15b)
2. You are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14)
3. There is no longer condemnation for you, because you are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1)
4. The thoughts He thinks towards you are thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end (Jeremiah 29:11)
5. You are a Son of God because you've received Him. (John 1:12).

I could go on and on, but I'll let you search the scriptures yourself!

Love, 
Tomi
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the write up... God bless you. i keep adding flavour to my world in ref. to NO.1. Enjoy a spiced up weekend.

    Goke

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