The Bible is not just a book with words on pages—ideas, stories, myths, or legends. It is the Word of God, written for our benefit to live life to its fullest.
Jesus, quoted the Word of God many times. Many times He would say to the Pharisees and Sadducees: “Have you not read?” In His confrontation and temptation with Satan, His one response was, “It is written.” He was quoting from Deuteronomy, confronting the three temptations. When it came to the devil and the religious spirits of the day, He did not engage them in debate or arguments; He spoke the written Word of God. The only way for us to deal with the tempter and his many temptations and schemes is to speak to him what is written. It is astounding to me that when Jesus spoke—it is written—the devil had no comeback, but tried a different way, intensifying his scheme. He was prepared to find a way to take Jesus out at any cost, to find a place in Him. Jesus, who is our example, demonstrated to us how to deal with the temptations of the devil. He simply spoke, confessed, believing the written Word of God.
In Hebrews, it is written that every Word is inspired, God-breathed, given to Holy men of old. Not just some of the words, not something that you can pick and choose according to our lifestyles. Every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God is to be adhered to, believed, and confessed. Let it be known to each of us that the Scriptures cannot be broken and only the traditions of man and his religious deceptions make the Word of God of no effect.
This is what Jesus spoke to the religious spirits in the leaders of His day. It is vital in every generation to receive, believe, and confess the Word of God that is able to bring us by faith into spiritual maturity—growing up in Him. Hallelujah!
David Lawrence says
Great word, Keith! A very fitting, simple, and effective word. Thank you for sharing it today!