THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BIBLE IN OUR LIVES
Jesse M. Hendley
Friends, we are thinking today of "The Importance of
the Bible in our Lives," in your life and mine. In
Luke 24, verse 44, Jesus said, These are the words I
spake unto you while I was yet with you, that all
things must be fulfilled which were written in the
Law of Moses, and in the Prophets, and in the
Psalms, CONCERNING ME." Jesus was saying that the
Scriptures of the Old Testament were the Word of God
and that they had to be fulfilled.
If you are reasonable and rational and spiritual,
you will have to believe that our Bible is the very
Word of God. The Old Testament that Jesus had is the
same Old Testament that we have today, and Jesus
called it the Sacred Scriptures! He was talking
about our Old Testament when He spoke of Moses, the
first five books of the Bible, called the
Pentateuch. The Prophets were another division. The
Psalms were another division. We know that the Old
Testament that He had is what we have today, and
Jesus said they are the Word of God and that they
must be fulfilled. He said also that the important
teaching of the Old Testament were the passages
concerning Himself. The Coming of the Messiah is the
supreme subject of the Old Testament!
Verse 25. Even after His resurrection, some men did
not believe in Him. He said unto them, "O foolish
ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the
prophets have spoken!" Jesus said anybody was
foolish and slow of heart not to believe all that
the prophets had written. "Ought not Christ to have
suffered these things, and enter into His glory?" He
was saying, doesn’t the Old Testament teach you two
aspects of truth about the Messiah Who was to come?
First, His sufferings, at His first coming to put
away our sins, and then His glory, and then His
second coming in glory to establish God's promise of
peace. As we read the Old Testament we find these
two truths ...
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