Friday, January 20 – Revelation 22:18

Jan 19, 2023

I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book.

 

We use the phrase “getting the final word” to express the authority of someone in an argument or conversation. The person who has the final word is the one who ultimately decides. After that the conversation is not up for further debate. In this passage, it is clear: God’s Word is authoritative and complete. He has the final say on what is included in His Word and has given us access to it in its completed form.

 

Maybe we wish God had included certain things in the Bible that He did not. Maybe we want more clear dos and don’ts; maybe we want more advice on our circumstances, like how to navigate singleness and marriage; or maybe we just want more explanation for why God works as He does. But He tells us who He is, who we are, and how we can be reconciled to and transformed by Him. The Word He has given guides us in that truth and it is enough. God is infinite. He is greater than us and beyond our comprehension, even if we spend all our lives striving to know Him more through His Word, there will still be more to know. Trust His Word as sufficient for what we need and to navigate how to live as His follower. Let’s allow Him to have the final say in our lives as we stand secure in the hope that He is enough.

 

  • When have you wrestled with questions about the Bible? How did you get through that time?
  • What were some of the first things you learned about God from Scripture? How has your relationship with God changed as you have gotten to know Him more through Scripture?
  • Pray and ask God to remind you that His Word is sufficient. Ask Him to help you discern how to apply it to your life.

 

 

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