Summary: Jesus and His trust in the Word of God
When Jesus was tempted in the wilderness, He did not use philosophy or human reasoning but said, “It is written.” In our scripture reading today, it says that our faith is being tried with fire to make it pure. I want us to look at what Jesus believed about the Word of God that it might increase our faith in this book. We will look at the four Gospels to see what Jesus believed about the Word of God. JN 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
1. Jesus believed that the Bible was God’s Word. He believed in the inspiration of the Word of God. He knew that God used human writers as instruments to record what should be said. God was the true author. He said in MT 4:4 “every word proceeds out of the mouth of God.” This is not a book written by men with their wisdom. MK 7:13 Because of your traditions you have destroyed the authority of God’s word. And you do many other things like that." JN 10:35 “The Scriptures cannot be discredited.” Jesus said that what David wrote in the Psalms was inspired by the Holy Spirit. Paul said 2 Tim. 3:16 “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right.” Inspired means the breath of God. 1 Thes. 2:13 “And we will never stop thanking God that when we preached his message to you, you didn’t think of the words we spoke as being just our own. You accepted what we said as the very word of God, which, of course, it was. And this word continues to work in you who believe.” 2 PT 1:21 “No prophecy ever originated from humans. Instead, it was given by the Holy Spirit as humans spoke under God’s direction.” All that we have in this book was given to us by the Holy Spirit.
2. Jesus believed that the entire Bible is God’s Word. This means He that every word was inspired by God. There are not some parts that are and some that are not. This inspiration as I have read means that every letter and every stroke of it and every word was inspired by God not just concepts or thoughts. He spoke in Luke 11:51 “From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zechariah.” Genesis 4:8- 2 CHR 24:20. Jesus was saying from start to finish the Word of God is true. He states here that all the Old Testament is true. When He speaks about the New Testament He says John 16:13 “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.” Some today would like to believe that part of the Bible is good but not all of it but Jesus said all of it is inspired. MT 5:18 “I can guarantee this truth: Until the earth and the heavens disappear, neither a period nor a comma will disappear from Moses’ Teachings before everything has come true.” The smallest letter looks like an apostrophe and Jesus says that could not be changed. Jesus believed that the word of God was inspired even down to the littlest stroke to all the letters to all the words of all the books to be true.