The Durability of the Bible

Series: Deconstruct | Reconstruct | Week 1: Isn't the Bible Interpreted to Fit an Agenda?

Read Isaiah 59:20-21 + Isaiah 40:8 in your personal Bible or at the link provided.

1. What did the Lord promise would never leave us?
2. How long did He say that His words would last?
3. How is God’s Word compared to elements of nature?

Today’s verses build on the Bible’s reliability and add another layer. We see prophecy that the Redeemer would come to Jerusalem as part of God’s covenant with His people. We see prophecy that the Holy Spirit would come and never leave us. And we see that God’s words will carry on and stand through generations forever. Not only can we trust the Bible’s reliability; we can trust its durability.

Throughout history, the Bible has been the most despised, denied, debated, and destroyed book ever. Why are people so threatened by it? Perhaps because it really does contain words of life from God. We have an enemy who knows that Scripture has transformational power to change lives, so he does everything possible to convince us that it’s not worth our time. But it is worth our time and so much more.

Jesus Himself affirmed the Scriptures over and over, including when He was tempted in the desert, arrested, and in pain on the cross. God’s Word endures forever. It has the power to carry us through anything we face. It’s worth our time and our lives.

What’s your reaction to the idea that God’s Word has carried on through generations before you and will continue beyond today for eternity? Does this change how you approach it?
How has the enemy tried to convince you that the Bible isn’t worth your time? What types of lies do you believe in that regard?
What practical steps could you take to combat those lies and spend more time in God’s Word?

Pray through these questions, and write down what God is prompting you to do next. Share with a friend, and take a step to apply it.

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