Psalms 119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
I think it’s so great what IS written in the word about Jesus Christ’s ministry. The Bible specifically says, it leaves many of the things he did do out. John 21:25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen
What did God leave out?
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are the four gospels. These all are specific records documenting Jesus’ life. They are written by different writers but the same author. They are all four from four different points of view. God worked within the holy men to bring forth these records. 2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old-time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake [as they were] moved by the Holy Ghost. Isn’t it interesting they are all telling the same story? Why did God do that? There has to be a reason for it. God had a lot to choose from in Jesus Ministry, and yet he chose to do it this way for a reason.
Have you ever seen a newspaper article in one newspaper, and then the same story from a different newspaper that looks different and has more facts in it? Or it’s expressed with more clarity in one versus the other? God is the greatest one to get counsel and clarity from. Jesus Christ is our best and greatest example in the word, of doing the Will of God. It makes sense that God wanted you to see this ministry from different angles. Isn’t that spectacular?
I love the Word!
For instance; Luke was a doctor, therefore his record of Jesus’ ministry is precise and to the point. Details others miss, are laid out perfectly in order in Luke. Think of how much effort God went to, to put everything needed for the believer’s walk in the Bible. He protected it from the adversary and from being destroyed, (like in the dark ages) and has put it in a simple book for us to open and study when ever we chose. And IN OUR OWN LANGUAGE, no less! You don’t have to read Greek like Martin Luther did. Amazing, simple and complete.
They say other versions or copies have been found. In my humble opinion, what God has to say in these other versions, if they are accurate, is what he already has laid out for us right there in the Bible. Many people are looking for the next greatest discovery of the Word, but fail to walk out and believe the one God has already taken so much care in giving to us! Is it just me or are we being unsatisfiable and spoiled when we stamp our foot and say, “God, this isn’t enough! There has to be more!”
Every time I open the Word, I find a whole new treasure chest of gems and jewels.
The Word is inexhaustible in this manner, because God is the author, there are many writers, but only one author. And that author is alive and well, willing to help guide and clarify his words in the Word! What did he leave out? That’s for him to know. Focus on what he did put in the Word, find out why its inexhaustible in its content. Be blessed with what promises are there. It took a lot of God’s heart and effort to protect it all these years. And he paid the highest price one could ask, to get us the freedom we now have, and that was his son. Remember thankfullness is oil in the engine of life. And we have a lot to be thankful for don’t we? 🙂
What gems have you discovered in the Bible that blessed your walk and life? I’d love to here from you, through your comments.