Oh, that I had one to hear me! Here is my mark. Oh, that the Almighty would answer me, That my prosecutor had written a book! Job 31:35 NKJV
Job defends his integrity. He wants God to listen to him. Job wants the Lord to answer him. Job believes God is judging him unfairly. Job wishes God had written a book where the answers to the mysteries of life could be found. He has, it is called the bible!
Cults and false religions start with an incorrect understanding of God’s character. That has been true throughout history. Denying the bible is the true inspired and infallible Word of God is at the core of sin and unbelief today!
The bibles we use were not available to Job. If a bible was available to Job would it have changed how he lived? Would it have changed the way he responded to pain and loss? There is no way to know for sure.
We do know bibles are readily available to people in North America and Europe. That doesn’t change the way most people live. Even people who call themselves Christians challenge the validity of scripture when it contradicts personal beliefs or lifestyle.
I have heard people say my girlfriend or boyfriend and I are not married but we love each other. Or we want to get married but can’t right now. Or we are married in our hearts. What difference does a piece of paper make?
I have heard people say I love Jesus Christ. He is my Lord and Savior but what two adults do in the privacy of their own home is none of my business. Who am I to say two people of the same sex cannot love each other?
I don’t judge. I try not to argue. I do point people to the scriptures. God forbids sex outside of marriage. He forbids homosexual behavior. God is not against a woman choosing to do what she wants with her body. He is against murdering unborn children.
It does not take special revelation or interpretation to understand the Word of God. It does take a willing heart. Everyone sins. We all miss the mark of total submission to God’s will. That does not give us license to rewrite the scriptures!
When people say they do not believe the bible is true and accurate I wonder where they get information about Jesus. Do they make up a God they are comfortable with? Did they take some other persons word on who God is and what He is like?
I don’t write these messages based on my own wisdom and knowledge. If I did you shouldn’t read them. My opinion does not matter. God’s does!
The Creator of life knows how we should live. He gave us clear instructions to follow.
Do not create a god in your own image and likeness. Obey the God who loves you. Jesus wants the best for you. There is a book where His instructions can be found, it is called the bible. Read it for yourself. The bible is God’s revelation to His beloved, us!
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