By now the last Easter egg has been found and eaten, and the kids are coming down from their sugar high. What remains? I hope it is more than a few extra pounds that were added by way of the calorie-packed candy, and other Easter delights.
One thing that always remains is God’s Word, and it is a unique book. I say this for several reasons, and I will share a couple of these reasons with you.
The uniqueness of the Bible is seen in its unity. This book is a collection of 66 ancient documents that were originally written in 3 languages: Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. Even though some 40 different authors, wrote over a span of 1,500 years the theme and message remained consistent.
In my Easter sermon last sunday, I emphasized another unique feature of the Bible which is fulfilled prophecy. Long before Jesus was born, the predicted that He would be flogged, die with the wicked, and buried like a rich man. I also mentioned Pslam 22 which predicted that Jesus would be crucified, but none of His bones would be broken.
To support my view of the uniqueness of the bible, let me share a couple more prophecies that have been fulfilled:
- Messiah would be from the tribe of Judah (Gen. 49:10)
- He would be from the line of King David (2 Samuel 7:12-13)
- He would be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2)
- 700 years before Jesus was born, the Prophet Isaiah predicted in graphic detail the manner in which Jesus would die (Is. 53).
The Bible has stood the test of time; and, when it comes time for you to be tested, it will stand with you.