Praise God for the Perspicuity of Scripture

Praise God for the Perspicuity of Scripture

Deception starts with a questioning of the plain meaning of Scripture. “Did God really say…?” Without a high view of Scripture and a belief in its perspicuity, we can twist the Scriptures to meet our own preferences. Once we start down that road, we will begin to fashion the Word to suit our own image. We will use the Bible to justify a sinful lifestyle choice, or to make ourselves more acceptable to our worldly associates — or we will abandon the Word altogether for our own private revelations.

A simple truth that we must rediscover is that the Word of God is clear and can be understood by anyone.

One of the liberating truths rediscovered during the Reformation is known as the perspicuity of Scripture. Essentially, it means that the plain meaning of the Scriptures is readily available to anyone who approaches the Bible with humility and faith.

A special code is not required to understand Scripture; neither is an enlightened priest. The ordinary believer, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, is able to discover and submit himself to the simple and timeless truths contained in the written Word of God.

Jesus demonstrated, time and again, His devotion to the written Word. As His disciples, we too should maintain a high view of Scripture and expect it to enlighten, correct, train, and challenge us.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.
– 2 Timothy 3:16

Submit to the Word of Truth

The deception in this late hour is intense. None of us should trust our intellect, our emotions, or our souls for navigation at this time. We shouldn’t trust our upbringing and certainly we shouldn’t trust the wisdom of this world.

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