For ever, O Lord, they word is settled in heaven. Psalm 119:89
What does revelation mean? It means that something which has been hidden is to be made known. God, who has existed forever, has revealed Himself to us through Scripture.
God has two textbooks (a textbook is a book which gives the reader facts and instructions). One of God’s textbooks is about nature. The other is about revelation.
The laws God has revealed in the textbook of nature have never changed. They tell us of God’s mighty power and majesty.
In the textbook of revelation, the Bible, God has spoken verbally; and this spoken word has survived every scratch of human pen. It has survived the assault of skeptics, agnostics, and atheists. It has never been proved wrong by a single archaeological discovery. It remains supreme in its revelation of redemption.
The writers of the Bible repeatedly claim that God spoke. Either God did speak, or these men were the biggest liars in history. But for them to have told two thousand lies on one subject would be incredible.
Jesus quoted frequently from the Old Testament. He never once said He doubted Scripture. The apostle Paul often quoted Scripture. In fact Paul said, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God” (2 Timothy 3:16). Were Jesus and Paul fooled by “liars”?
No, God has spoken truly in history, and He still speaks to us today through that same Word, which stands forever because it is the Word of God.
Get to know the Word of God and you will draw closer to Him.
Our Father and our God, reveal to me Your specific will for my life. Help me to draw closer to You by always being closer to Your Word, the Bible. I know Your Word holds the key to life eternal. This great knowledge compels me to share with others the Good News about Jesus, which is revealed in Your Word. Help me to share it in love and in His name. Amen.
March 11 devotion from Unto the Hills by Billy Graham (1996,Word Publishing)