A Call to Read

Re:Verse reading–Luke 1:1-38 (day six)

Luke makes his purpose clear for writing this Gospel, “that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught.” (Luke 1:4)

Luke was convinced (by the Holy Spirit) that an orderly and historical presentation of eyewitness testimony would strengthen Theophilus’ faith in the Gospel truths he had been taught. What was true for Theophilus is also true of us. Certainty of God’s truth does not come from without, but from within God’s Word. This is a gift of the Holy Spirit, a book that we can hold in our hands, and testimony we can read with our mind, and by the Spirit, affirm in our heart. The Spirit illuminates truth, and He has chosen to do so through words written on a page originally written by men who either were apostles or walked with them.

Do you ever wrestle with doubt and uncertainty? Follow Luke’s advice, don’t run from the Bible, run to it.

Author: Danny Panter

Danny is the Associate Pastor for NextGen Marrieds & Community Missions at FBCSA.

One thought on “A Call to Read”

  1. Great advice to run to God’s Word for truth when we wrestle with doubt and uncertainty. God through the Holy Spirit utilized Luke to write about the things that ought to be surely believed.

    Who would be more credible to convince believers to believe in God’s Word than Luke and those who were eye-witnessed and ministered of God’s Word from the beginning and who were perfected in their understanding of God’s Word through the Holy Spirit?

    God’s Word is the Bible. The Bible is God’s guidance for peace, joy, happiness and for eternity. It is the guide for living a life that is more God-centered, less self-centered and is free of evil temptations. Reading and understanding God’s Word should be taken seriously as these activities will please God. I am convinced that all life issues can be resolved and all evil temptations can be minimized by reading and following God’s instructions, the Bible!

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