Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional January 16th – “For The Scripture Says…”

(The Power And Character Of The Scriptures)

TO THE BIBLE: Romans 9:17 NIV
“For Scripture says to Pharaoh: “I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.””

LET’S TALK
Some years ago, after a certain programme which had several ministers in attendance, one of them said to me, “You talk about the Scripture as though it’s a person.” I said, “Oh, yes; it is!”

It matters that you know this: the Scripture has personality and character. This is what Jesus revealed in the various things He said about the Scripture. His apostles captured the same truth and propagated it.

For example, our opening verse says, “For Scripture says to Pharaoh….” He could have said, “For God says to Pharaoh…” and that’d be right because we know that God did talk to Pharaoh; that’s what the Scripture tells us.

The Bible says Moses went to Pharaoh and said, “…Thus says the LORD God of Israel: ‘Let My people go…” (Exodus 5:1).

Again, we find Paul echoing the same truth in his writing to the Galatians in Galatians 3:8. He said, “And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.””

It doesn’t say the Spirit preached to Abraham, or the Lord preached to Abraham. It says the Scripture preached to Abraham. The Scripture “talked” to him!

Galatians 3:22 says, “But the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.”

Also, look at Galatians 4:30; it doesn’t say, “…What does God say….” Rather, it says, “…what does the Scripture say….”

It’s so important that you put a premium on the Scriptures. When you want to know anything, get into the Bible to find out what God says about it. Whatever God says about it is what should matter to you.

Build your life on the Scriptures, for they’re able to make you wise for salvation (2 Timothy 3:15) and make you an absolute success, complete and proficient, well-fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work (Read 2 Timothy 3:16 AMPC). Hallelujah!

Go Deeper
Romans 9:17; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:14-17

Pray:
Thank you, Father, for the blessings and impartations I receive from studying the Scriptures and the deeper insight into the past, present and future of your plans and purpose for the Church, for me, and for the world. I’m transformed from glory to glory—complete and proficient, well-fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work as I walk in your preordained path for my life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
ONE YEAR
Matthew 12:1-21, Genesis 38-39
TWO YEAR
Matthew 6:25-34, Genesis 16

Act:
Read John 19:37, 1 Timothy 5:18, and James 2:23 to see other places where the Scripture spoke. You can find more places too.

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