Thursday, November 12, 2015

Bible Coolness: Group Effort

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The Bible isn't one single book, written by one single person, but it's rather a collection of books from dozens of contributors over a span of thousands of years.

Contributors include:
Moses
Pharoah's adopted grandson, turned desert nomad
David
A shepherd boy and a warrior-poet who slayed a giant and became a king
Ezra
A priest
Nehemiah
A king's cup-bearer
Daniel
A slave turned statesman
Amos
A farmer
Jeremiah
A life-long prophet
Peter and John
Fishermen
Matthew
A tax collector
Luke
A doctor
Paul
A religious zealot
The cool thing is that although these writers have varying backgrounds and they wrote across varying eras, they agree with each other regarding who God is and how He acts.  This shows true testimony (the authors are testifying about something they truly experienced) and common inspiration (all authors interacted with the same God who inspired their writings).

2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God....

Monday, July 13, 2015

Hewing Your Own Tablets

Exodus 34:1
And the LORD said unto Moses, "Hew thee two tablets of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon these tablets the words that were in the first tablets, which thou brakest."
The original tablets... God prepared.
The second ones... Moses had to.

Fellow Christians, think about this: when God's Word and saving grace first came, it was all God's doing -- all we did was receive it.

But now, sometimes we have to prepare.

Think about the parable of the sower -- which ground produced much? Not the footpath, nor the rocky soil, nor the brier patch, but the prepared ground.

Are you prepared to receive what God wants to tell you?