Monday, October 17, 2016

The Blessing of the Word

After Malachi there was no prophetic voice for over 400 years. In other words, God did not speak a new word to his people during 4 centuries. As we have seen in our study of Luke, John the Baptist was the next prophet to speak for God.

Fortunately for us, God has spoken, caused his word to be written, and preserved it for us. We believe the cannon is closed; there are no new books and no new word from God. That is because Christ is the final word. "In these last days, he has spoke to us by his Son". (Hebrews 1:2)

While there is no new word, there is a final word. It is a sufficient word. It is all we need for "life and godliness". (2 Peter 1:3) And every day we may pick it up and read it to learn about God. Every day we may find his wisdom, his strength, his comfort and his salvation.

There is no silence for the followers of Jesus. We have his word, we have the Holy Spirit to guide and illuminate us and we have the love of God upon us.

Our blessings are great.

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