Our Daily Elder Devotional: Today’s devotional comes from my heart.

Our Daily Elder Devotional
We claim no originality for these devotions. One of our elders searches various sources and finds a daily devotion. Consider this a gift from Clinton Avenue Reformed Church: www.clintonave.org.

 

Today’s devotional comes from my heart.

 

Miracles and the Bible

Joshua 4:21-24 English Standard Version (ESV)

21 And he said to the people of Israel, “When your children ask their fathers in times to come, ‘What do these stones mean?’ 22 then you shall let your children know, ‘Israel passed over this Jordan on dry ground.’ 23 For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you passed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which he dried up for us until we passed over, 24 so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty, that you may fear the Lord your God forever.”[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Joshua 4:24 Or all the days

Did you know that many Christians and non-Christians do not believe the miracles reported in the Bible?  That is completely understandable.  After all, we do not want to admit God’s supreme power over the Universe.  But the truth is laid out very clearly in the Bible.  We know that God’s Word is true and those miracles are there to help us to understand “that the hand of the Lord is mighty, that you may fear the Lord your God forever.”  They are not just nice stories.

One of the most famous people to feel that way was Thomas Jefferson.  He made his own version of the Bible by removing all the miraculous passages.  That must have been quite a small volume.  It is sad that: “They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.” Ephesians 4:18(NIV)

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