Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Authority of God's Word

The word of God, when preached by Christ Himself in person, came upon peoples’ hearts with self-evidencing power: “He taught them as one having authority, and not as the Scribes” (Matthew 7:29).  Those who heard Jesus sensed the divine majesty in His speech, as when the officers were sent to arrest Him: “Never did any man speak like this man” (John 7:46).  The written word of God speaks with the same breathtaking authority to us today.  The voice could add nothing to it, and the writing can take nothing from it.  God will always look with favor on those who “tremble at His word”.  Thomas Manton, Psalm 119         

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