God has given each one of us a gift that keeps giving. It is an endless well of wisdom. A light that shines brightly on our path to freedom and fullness. An anchor that holds us steady in any and all storms.
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Today I want to talk about one of the favourite gifts that God has ever given mankind and given me personally and to you personally. This gift is an endless well of wisdom. It’s a light that shines brightly on all of our paths to freedom and fullness. It’s an anchor that holds us steady in any and all storms. It is more precious than rubies.
More valuable than gold, better than silver. By far, it’s a hammer that shapes our character. But at the same time demolishes every mountain that prevents us from moving forward. It’s a flaming fire that cleanses and purges and warms our heart. A mirror in which we see our best self.
It’s a sword that slices through to the heart of our very existence. Sweeter to the taste than honey. More satisfying than fresh baked bread. It’s milk for a hungry infant and meat for a man. It’s inspired in totality, complete and perfect in every way.
Like the blazing sun scaling the heavens. It brightens our lives. A sure word of prophecy, reaching to eternity, more enduring than the mountains, endless in application. It’s from another realm, perfectly communicating the Father’s heart as perfect as the one who wrote it. It is the Bible, John Wesley said, I want to know one thing, the way to heaven, how to land safe on that happy shore.
God himself has condescended to teach the way for this very end. He came from heaven. He has written it down in a book. Oh, give me that book at any price. Give me the book of God.
I have it here is knowledge enough for me. Let me be a man of one book. Spurgeon rightly observed. Nobody ever outgrows the Scripture. The book widens and deepens with airs TOSer made it clear.
Nothing less than the whole Bible can make a whole. Christian Augustine reminded us, the Holy Scriptures are our letters from home. Smith of Goldsworth said of this matchless book. Let go of your own thoughts and take the thoughts of God. If you build yourself on imaginations, you’ll go wrong.
You have the Word of God, and it is enough. A man gave this remarkable testimony concerning the word. Never compare this book with other books. Comparisons are dangerous. Never think or say that this book contains the Word of God.
It is the Word of God. It is supernatural in origin, eternal injuration, inexpressible, in value, infinite in scope, regenerative in power, infallible in authority, universal in interest, personal in application, inspired in totality. Read it through, write it down, pray it in, work it out and then pass it on. And truly, the Word of God changes a man until he becomes the epistle of God. It transforms his mind, changes his character, moves him on from Grace to Grace, makes him an inheritor of the very nature of God.
God comes in, dwells in, walks in, talks through and SUPs with Him, who opens his being to the Word of God. And receives the spirit who inspired it. My dear creative friends, the Bible is an endless well from which you have been invited to drink. Open the book today and let the gifts of God this great and wonderful gift from another realm flood your heart well. Thanks for listening.
Hopefully, it’s been an encouragement to you today. If you want to connect any further, you can do so through my website. Davidleemartin.com have a great day.