Honoring The King James Bible (2)

I find it funny that many people have a hard time believing that God preserved his Word for us. Is anything too hard for the LORD? said God to Abraham, concerning his barren wife becoming pregnant.

Here is a thought I wanted to share you today. 

I was reading through the book of Nehemiah last week, and the inspiration for my next article on honoring the King James Bible came to me. This inspiration is found in chapter 9 of the book.

The chapter pretty much is arranged in a way which resembles a typical Sunday service at your church. It starts with the children of Israel gathered together, then it proceeds to the people reading the book of the law of the LORD, followed by praise and worship to God.

Now the next part is what I particularly want to focus on, From verse 5 of chapter 9, all the way to the end of the chapter, the Levites which numbered a total of 8 stand up and sound out a discourse very similar to Stephens own discourse found in Acts 7.

As I was reading this, what stood out to me was the whole nature of this service from the Levites to the people. The context of the discourse was from God calling out Abraham, to Judah returning back to Jerusalem from their captivity. This covers a large amount of history if taking into account Abraham lived around 2000 bc and the Nehemiah lived around 400 bc.

Now the first five books were penned down by the human author Moses, by inspiration of the Holy Spirit,  Moses as we know it, lived around 1500 bc, which is roughly 500 years after Abraham lived. 

Anyone who has even skimmed through the Bible (let alone read it) know that SO much history is covered from those dates given above, and recorded for us in the Word of God to read. We know in that space of time Israel went through the leadership of Moses to Joshua to Judges, to Kings to the kingdom being split and Israel being destroyed by the Assyrians, to the tribe of judah being taken into captivity for 70 years by the Babylonians and returning in the reign of the Medes and Persians. 

YET still, in all that space of time, God's Word was preserved for the Levites to open up and read in the ears fo the people, and the discourse mirrors exactly the events recorded in the first five books of Moses, which in turn is reiterated by Stephen in his discourse in Acts.

WHAT AM I TRYING TO SAY? it's simple :) better yet let me write one verse out of many of God's promise to preserve his Word.

Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever. ~ Psalm 119 v160

CONCLUSION, God preserves his Word even through turbulant history, wars, persecution, trials, imprisonment, exile and the rise and fall of nations and empires.

God bless

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