Thursday, February 18, 2010
Today’s Topic: It’s Alive
Today’s Text: 2 Peter 1:20-21 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
A Christian university student shared a room with a Muslim. As they became friends, their conversation turned to their beliefs. The believer asked the Muslim if he’d ever read the Bible. He answered no, but then asked if the Christian had ever read the Koran.
The believer responded, “No, I haven’t, but I’m sure it would be interesting. Why don’t we read both together, once a week, alternating books?” The young man accepted the challenge, their friendship deepened, and during the second term he became a believer in Jesus.
One evening, late in the term, he burst into the room and shouted at the long-time believer, “You deceived me!”
“What are you talking about?” the believer asked.
The new believer opened his Bible and said, “I’ve been reading it through, like you told me, and just read that the Word is living and active!” He grinned. “You knew all along that the Bible contained God’s power and that the Koran is a book like any other. I never had a chance!”
“And now you’ll hate me for life?” queried the believer.
“No,” he answered, “but it was an unfair contest.”
My friends, there is no greater challenge that I can give you than this – read the Bible. Study it.
The Bible is God’s revelation of Himself to mankind.
It is the only way to know the Redeemer Jesus Christ.
It is the only way to know His specific purpose for you.
It will bring you to life, because it is alive!