But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: How they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts. Jude 17
There was a time when I took some people to Egypt. There we were, at the base of Mt. Sinai together. We’d just climbed up to the very top. We took this film crew with us to shoot this Bible study on top.
We rode the camels up and we hiked back down. But there at the top, we were at the monastery, the oldest monastery in the world-St. Catherine’s Monastery. It was totally off the charts for me. I mean, it was completely amazing, because there, in the monastery, are the oldest manuscripts of the Bible that we have on this planet.
As unfortunate as it was that they no longer let groups in to see those manuscripts, those manuscripts dating back to the early second century are there and can prove to us the very fact that our Bible has been inspired and preserved and protected by the very power of God Himself.
We’ve got 3,500 of the oldest documents in that monastery alone, not to mention where our group went next, having lunch over at Qumran where they discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls. Of all the scrolls for those little shepherd boys to be digging out in the sand and coming across and discovering, it would be from the scroll of Isaiah, where he’s talking about this servant of a Messiah who would come and give His life as the atoning sacrifice for our sin. That’s the one that’s discovered?
You bet it is. Remember this Word. Remember the power of God’s perfect Word. Don’t begin to tweak it. Don’t begin to change it.
If you got in a spaceship and said, Okay, tonight I’m flying to the moon, and your navigation was just one degree off, you’d never get there. You’d be so far off into left field by just being a little one degree off.
If you get in a plane and fly to Maui and that pilot says, You know what? I just have a better feel today about getting there instead of trusting these instruments, you’ll never find that little dot of an island if you’re just going to base it all on feelings.
This Word is to be your navigation. This is to be your foundation.
Prayer Father God,
Thank You for Your unchanging Word! Thank You for giving me something so strong and powerful to be the foundation and rudder of my life. Lead me and guide me as I seek You in Your Word!