Daily Devotion

Written for Our Learning

For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.
One thing that arrests my attention about Peter's preaching in the book of Acts is his grasp and knowledge of Scripture. He had not been educated in the Talmud or the Torah in some rabbinical school. He just studied the Scriptures on his own. The old fisherman had done his homework, and he was ready. He had a firm grasp on Scripture and quoted it frequently when he spoke.
When you have been with Jesus, you will study the Word of God. There is no growing in the Christian life without the Bible as a regular part of your schedule. This means that every day, you need to read the Bible. Some may call that legalism. Call it what you like, but I think it is a good discipline to open up God's Word every day and let it speak to you.
Jesus said, " 'Behold, I have come—in the volume of the book it is written of Me . . .' " (Hebrews 10:7). The great thing is that we can know the Author of this Book.
When I read Laura Hillenbrand's book, Unbroken, I didn't know Louis Zamperini. But when I read his story, I was blown away. And when I found that he was living in Southern California, I knew I had to meet him. I wanted to ask him about things that were in the book. He has since told his story at a Harvest Crusade and at Harvest Christian Fellowship. What a privilege it has been to talk to a man who has lived history and to find out more of his story.
God has given us His Book, and He will reveal things to us as He speaks to us through it. Are you letting God speak to you through His Word today?

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