“The Bible is a Special Book”

“The Bible is a Special Book”
Woodlawn Baptist Church
March 9, 2011

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16 NKJV).  God took the time to breathe His words unto chosen men so that we may have an on earth manual.  The Bible is our basic instructions before leaving earth.  It is here to rebuke sinful nature, teach, & guide us in the way that we should be.

Josiah & the Lost Scrolls 2 Kings 22:1-20; 23:1-3

Josiah reigned in Jerusalem for thirty years and did that which was right in the sight of the Lord. One day King Josiah decided to clean and repair the temple.  Many people had stop going to the temple and were no longer hearing the Word from the Bible scroll.  King Josiah sent his helpers to Hilkiah, a high priest.  He asked that Hilkiah count the money that the people brought to the temple and give it to all the carpenters and builders to help clean and repair the temple.  While working on the temple Hilkiah found a Bible scroll and gave it to the King Josiah’s helpers to send back to him.  The helpers immediately went back to bring and read the scroll to King Josiah.  As one of the helpers read the scroll to the king, Josiah became very upset.  He knew in his heart that the people of Jerusalem, and himself, had not been obedient to the words of the bible; to do according unto all that which is written concerning us.  King Josiah gathered everyone together to the temple.  He read to all both small and great, the bible scrolls that were found in the house of the Lord (temple).  After King Josiah read the bible scrolls, he made a covenant before the Lord to walk after the Lord, and to keep his commandments, testimonies, with all his heart and soul.  All of the people stood to the covenant that Josiah had made. 

How important is God’s word to us that we feel strongly convicted when we aren’t obeying His word?  Are we reading and taking God’s word seriously, or are we so far from it that it is buried and lost under the dust?

Something to think about:  This message was definitely something I needed to hear.  The Bible is a special book given to us by God & should be read and obeyed.  Set aside time in your busy schedule to read, meditate, and obey God’s words.  Renew a covenant with God that you will live in agreement with His word.

1 Comment

  1. Great word!!

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