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“Men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” 2 Peter 1:21

“These are the Scriptures that testify about me.” John 5:39

“All Scripture is God-breathed.” 2 Timothy 3:16

I don’t have any thoughts of my own this morning so let me share what Oswald Chambers has to say. “The key to my understanding of the Bible is not my intelligence, but personal relationship to Jesus Christ.” It is the Holy Spirit in us who makes the message clear to each of us. Without him, the Bible is just another literary work. The message in the Bible, all parts of it, is about Jesus and its meaning is to show us how to live right.

I find it interesting that when Chambers, who lived and wrote nearly a hundred years ago, talks about problems existing in the church or amongst Christians, I see that the same problems continue to be today’s problems. He says that most people like to use the Bible, not for knowing how to live but for how to prove their particular doctrines. I can remember being like that. I had all the texts I needed to prove this and that but I didn’t have a picture of the whole story—the story of God’s love and special favour for his people. “God so loved the world that he gave his own Son.” The beginning and the end are right there.

Father, thank you for taking the time to speak to those you chose to tell us about your love and your intentions for us. Thank you for caring so much that you sent Jesus not only to show us how to live but to give us the life that was taken from us because of our sin.


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