Hi, I pray all of you are having a blessed week so far, and always remember if you are in a place where you are Loved, Honored and Respected, could be a job, a marriage, a friendship, whatever, stay there, do not be tempted away for this is a gift from God.
What I would like to talk about today is one of the topics unbelievers bring up quite a bit is that the Bible was written thousands of years ago and it does not relate to the people in todays society, well I want to blow another of the unbelievers myths away by giving a few examples as to why the Bible is as relevant today as it will be if there are people on this planet 10 thousand years from now.
I will start from the beginning in Genesis with Adam and Eve. After they had eaten from the tree they were not supposed to, they tried to hide from God. When asked what happened Eve blamed it on the serpent and when Adam was asked he blamed it on Eve. Neither one took responsibility for their actions and since they did not do that, they did not ask God for forgiveness. Because to repent and ask for forgiveness you have to first take responsibility for your actions.
Sounds familiar, I’m sure you know people today who pass the buck and don’t take responsibility for their actions, I’m sure there were times you might have passed the buck. Or the first thing Adam and Eve did when they realized they did wrong they tried to hide. I’m sure you know someone who tried to hide something they did wrong. You might have done that yourself?
Lets go a little further in the book of Judges, Lets take a look at Gideon. God asked Gideon to defeat the Midianites, Gideon felt God was wrong there was no way he Gideon could defeat the Midianites, he asked God to do all these crazy things to see if God had picked the right person, Gideon did not have the self esteem to believe that he could be the man God knew that he was.
Now how many people do you know today that lack self esteem? Some of us put on a good front in front of others but a lot of us today lack self esteem that is why there are so few leaders today, the reason people give in to peer pressure. Why we dress a certain way, why most of us no matter how much money we make go into debt, thinking that material things will make us more than what we feel we are.
Now lets go further to the book of Jonah, this is my favorite book in the Bible that in its 4 short chapters says so very much. Jonah was asked by God to go to Nineveh to warn them if they did not repent for their many sins they would be destroyed. Jonah hated the Ninevites so much he went in a ship going in the opposite direction, he went against God he did not want the Ninevites saved.
He put the crews lives in the ship at risk because God made a storm that would have possibly destroyed the ship, thats when Jonah informed the crew what he had done and to let him off the ship. Once off the ship the Lord sent a hugh fish to swallow Jonah where he stayed for 3 days. Jonah went through all of this for the hatred he had for the Ninevites. There are a few passages in which he said he wanted to die because he knew God would forgive the Ninevites if they repented.
My question do you know someone who has such a strong dislike for someone or for a people that they will do crazy things to hurt the person or people they dislike? Just look around and see all the prejudice and discrimination in this world and I already know the answer.
I could give tons of other examples that are in the Bible of the point I am trying to make but this article would be the longest article on the internet if I did that.
My point is why the Bible is still revelent today and will always be is because human nature does not change. Styles change and technolgy changes but people we do not change, there was hate, distrust jealousy, love fornication, lust, stealing, bravery, heroism in the beginning of man and so will it be in the end. Human nature does not change.
God provides for his people. I don’t care what Iran, Iraq or whoever says they will destroy Israel it will never happen. Israel this small nation is surrounded by enemies on all sides which by the way is biblical prophecy and they have been attacked since 1948 when they became a nation but they are still intact and does anyone remember the 6 day war way back in the 60’s? Google it one day. The future of Israel is told in the Bible.
People always comment when they see a person in the Church driving a nice car and living what they consider living in luxury they feel they must be taking money from the Church or doing something under handed. No unbelievers God provides for his people. Become one of his people maybe things will turn around for you.
Where I work I hear people say how just when they think things are looking up for them, something else happens that brings them right back down again. See that is a curse, the curse all humans were put under when Adam ate from the tree. But God sent his son Jesus here to relieve us of the curse all we have to do is accept him, which amazes me why people do not.
I have seen personally how God blesses his people. I once worked with a Pastor of a small Church not to far from where I live, we sold furniture in a local furniture store. I don’t care how slow it might have been in the store the Pastor always made sales he made money from selling furniture that doctors made in our area. I saw this first hand.
God provides for his people now don’t get me wrong Christians do have problems but we have someone to pray to that helps us get back up and makes us stronger.
Unbelievers ask how can God allow the tragic things that happen in the world to happen? Natural disasters are going to occur but if you notice when they do people get together and help the people that were afflicted with the disaster. Unbelivers do not realize that people coming together helping out is a Miracle because people by nature are self centered and greedy, so when you see people get together to help each other that is a Miracle from God.
It amazes me people will pray to a God other than our God of Israel, and expect their prayers to be answered, reminds me of the test Elijah did with King Ahab and Jezebel to prove who the real God of Israel was, our God Jehovah or baal.
Just as in the early days when man made false man made gods we are still doing it today creating false religions and false gods.
That people is why The Bible will always be relevant in mans world whether it be now or 10,000 years from now because human nature does not change…
Have a blessed week and if the Lord willing speak with you soon..