Is the Bible True? - Your Daily Forward Devotional

Is the Bible True?

 

March 30

 

Read John 17:17 (ESV)

“Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.”

 

Reflect

Is everything in the Bible true?

 

Yesterday, we established that Jesus considered Scripture to be the Word of God. As Christians (Christ followers), we believe the same. Today’s verse shows us that Jesus also viewed Scripture as truth. Not a truth. Not one of many truths. But THE truth. For that reason, we affirm that the Bible is infallible and inerrant. But what does that mean exactly?

 

2 Timothy 3:16 confirms that Scripture is God-breathed or “inspired.” Because Scripture comes from God and God does not make mistakes, it follows that His Word is without error as well. God inspired the speech and text of the authors of Scripture which ensured that, despite their humanity, they were kept from making mistakes. In His sovereignty, God made sure the authors wrote what He intended for them to write. They wrote the very truth of God.

 

Does that mean that everything in the Bible is true? Not necessarily. A better understanding of inerrancy would be to say that Scripture is without error in everything that it affirms. For example, in Genesis 3, Satan lies to Adam and Eve and those lies are recorded in Scripture. But God’s response clarifying those falsehoods is also recorded in the Bible. Additionally, some of the language in the Bible is figurative and we know that Jesus sometimes taught truths about God in the form of parables. The Bible is 100% true in the sense that it truthfully records historical events and information communicated about God. We can count on Scripture to give a historically accurate account of events, conversations, and doctrinal teaching.

 

In today’s verse, Jesus was praying for His disciples on the night He was betrayed. He knew that He would be leaving them soon. He prayed that they would be “sanctified” or “set apart” for God’s purposes by truth. Jesus confirmed that the truth is God’s Word. As believers, we also become sanctified by truth when we read and study the Scriptures. Jesus revealed to the apostles all that the Father wanted us to know about God and those truths are recorded in Scripture.

 

Friends, we can trust that God’s Word is true. It is infallible and inerrant. It faithfully records all that God intended for us to know about Him and the history of His church. Jesus trusted the truth of Scripture. We can too.

 

Pray

Jesus, thank You for revealing the truth of God to me through Your Word. As I read the Bible, sanctify me with Your truth. Amen.

 

 

~ Pastor Nat Crawford

 

 

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Lord Jesus I believe the Bible is the inerrant Word of God and contains the Word of life. Your Word is true.
*THANKYOUJESUS;AMEN@*
There is nothing wrong with you reading it 3 times for it helps you to better understand and "study" what you have just read. In knowing that You are just beginning to study God's word Truth, please remember to be as Jesus was and is kind, loving in making a request. Pastor Nat is here to help you and everyone and is always willing to do so. As he as asked you how can he help you with whatever your struggling with in this devotional. May God Bless You and help you to keep reaching out in love to find the direction to God's Truth you are seeking.
These things can be a challenge to understand. What specifically are you struggling to understand? I'd love to help clarify it for you!
Truth!!
Dear Lord as I read the Bible, sanctify me with Your truth. Your Word is truth!
I had to read this 3 times to understanding what your commentary was saying. Next time please make it more simple for those of us still learning
Thank you for this message of truth about the Bible. Right on. The only message that I trust is the Bible, it Scripture inspired.
Amen
Thank you, Lord. Amen.
Thank God for giving us another beautiful day and thank you pastor Nat for the devotional Amen
Thank You God
Amen I so truly believe in that as well amen amen God bless all
Hi, My name is Kimberly-Beth. I love what you wrote. I tend to seem "judgy" when it comes to teaching the Bible. I am would suggest changing the word should to can. Free will prevents "should" Grace keeps us suffering, for not doing what we should do. WE CAN always trust in God's word. I hope that you understand what I'm trying to relay Your sister in Christ and Kimberly-Beth
As Christians, being like Christ, the Bible shows us how to take the Word of God, and the teachings of Jesus as the TRUTH. We should have faith and believe that what the Bible says is actually from God, our creator, righteous, and free from any errors. Jesus tells us that the Word of God is TRUTH. Jesus is also righteous, Holy, and has never made any mistakes. We should trust and believe and live our life as Jesus did, Pleasing and serving God, the Father.
Glory be to God. Truth...Amen, by the grace and help of God through Christ.
God is God, and we are not. God is Absolute Truth, and this world is not. We are called to have the Absolute Truth indwell in us and to be separated from this world. For now, the Bible and the Holy Spirit are our Devine source and guide to the Truth - the Word of God. The world will rail against teachings like 2 Timothy 3:16 for this reason: as God separated Day from Night, light from darkness, and Truth from Falsehood, and accordingly “...the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” Let the world shun what it cannot and does not want understand, but let us cling to God’s absolute truthful Word and record, The Holy Bible. Praise be God, from Who. all blessing flow. Amen.
Glory be to God. Truth...Amen, by the grace and help of God.
The Bible is the words of God. They were written for a purpose to glorify the Lord God. Sometimes the understanding is easy to comprehend and other times very difficult. Some people reject the Bible when they don’t understand it or think it contradicts itself. The truth is without the Holy Spirit it becomes foolish but with Him the mysteries and treasures of God are revealed. How precious is the Word of God. Thank you Jesus for your love to us and giving us your word. Amen
Jesus, sanctify me with your truth. 🙏🏻
Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for Your Word to guide us.
bible is our guide to live a Chrustain life, how God would have me to live.
My husband and I become closer to God and each other through your ministry. Thank you for always unpacking the Word.
This will set everything, this how Easter really is all about.
The bible is 100% true .
So thankful for Your words Father. Amen!
I believe AMEN IN JESUS NAME. I Love You Lord