January 1

Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.

Proverbs 30:5

"Man has only three problems," I once said to a lawyer seated next to me on an airplane. "They are: sin, sorrow, and death." He said, "No, there are more problems than that."

"All right, tell me a fourth one." He thought for a minute and said, "Man has only three problems." Indeed, every other problem in the world is just a subset of sin, sorrow, and death.

And the Bible is the only book on Earth that has the answer to all three conditions. For this reason, it is important to have a rock-ribbed assurance that the Bible is the Word of God.

January 2

The grass withers, and the flower drops off, but the word of the Lord endures forever.

1 Peter 1:24-25

Some despise the Bible, while others merely deny it. Still others distort it and have warped, misused, and abused it. But even though many actively oppose this book, I believe the greatest enemy of the Word of God is the so-called Christian who simply ignores the Bible or disregards it. He gives only lip service to it.

As someone has said, "These hath God married and no man shall part: dust in the Bible and drought in the heart." The things that keep us going are truth and conviction—the things we know are true. Feelings come and go, but God's Word never wavers.

January 3

It is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one stroke of a letter in the law to drop out.

Luke 16:17

Your salvation depends on understanding the gospel message of the Bible.

Your assurance depends on resting in the truth of the Bible.

Your spiritual growth depends on living by the principles of the Bible.

And your power in being a witness depends on the confidence you have in the Bible.

Therefore, you must be absolutely certain that the Bible is the Word of God.