Saturday, February 4, 2012

God's word cannot be destroyed

“Take thee again another roll, and write in it all the former words that were in the first roll, which Jehoiakim the king of Judah hath burned” (Jeremiah 36:28).

Men of exalted position and of low estate alike are wont to be ignorant, sometimes. This ignorance often leads them to assume rather wrongly that only what their minds can conceive are the realities. They become disinclined to the truths they don’t want to hear, especially those that expose their shortcomings. They also erroneously think what they hate must be bad and what they like must be good. And they sometimes go extra mile to keep the truth from being told. How wrong they are!

A man who was reputed to have wished, and even predicted that the Bible was going to be out of circulation sometimes, would have been shocked, had he lived much longer, to see that the same Bible was being printed in the house he built! King Jehoiakim was so intolerant of God’s word as to instruct the burning of God’s message, oblivious of the fact that the Author of the message can reproduce it verbatim, even adding more that would (more specifically) speak to him as an individual. He thought that, as king, his own opinion must be supreme, and was clearly unaware that “holy men of God spake (or wrote) as they were moved by the Holy Ghost (2 Peter 1: 20, 21).

Those who despise the word of God, will soon discover that they cannot successfully fight Him. Heaven and earth may pass away, God’s Word will forever remain. Our profit today lies in believing and obeying the Word.

Thought for today: It is futile to wish God’s word out of existence.

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