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Listen to God

by Danny Boggs

Without a word, God reveals His existence to us through His magnificent creation (Psalm 19:1-2).  The universe is too big and life is too complex for it all to be a big accident.  Furthermore, every one of us has a conscience, an inner moral orientation toward God (Acts 17:27-28).  We know that some things are right and some things are wrong and that someone must have put that moral compass in us.

These things and more teach us that God is real, glorious, infinitely powerful, wise and principled (Romans 1:19-20).  But God’s communication through the things He has made reveals only so much.  It stimulates our interest, challenges our thinking, inspires our worship, and raises questions.  Who is this God, and what does He expect of us? 

Where can we find the answers?  The Bible confirms what we learn from nature and propels us onward in our understanding of God.  It bears all the hallmarks of a book that could proceed only from the mind of the Almighty.  It proclaims God’s love, mercy, and goodness.  It explains our origin, purpose and destiny.  It was written by 40 men over the space of 1,500 years.  Yet it is a perfectly unified book and is consistent in its theme and details.

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).  The Bible is God’s chosen channel to meet our moral and spiritual needs.  Even today He speaks through it (Hebrews 4:12).  Are we listening?