What do you get when you cross spectators with over 100 cyclists on a narrow road? Human dominoes. I watched the replay of a cycling competition on television. A long line of cyclists followed a narrow road toward the finish line. Then a spectator did the unthinkable. He reached out his hand and tried to give one of the cyclists a pat on the back, but the cyclist fell to the ground. Because the road was narrow, you can imagine what ensued. It was gut-wrenching to watch as the cyclists began to fall in rapid succession. Probably 80% of the racers fell during the event.
Did you know if one portion of Scripture is proven false, the rest will collapse with it? The downfall would result in far greater damage than that caused by the spectator at the cycling competition. It would mean the collapse of everything we hold dear and true as Christians.
But I can assure you the Word of God will never be disproven. Oh, the critics have been trying for centuries. They have attacked Scripture on all fronts, using arguments from science, archaeology, and textual criticism to bolster their views. The Bible has withstood every attack, either discrediting its antagonists or turning their arguments in its favor.
Christian, are you convinced the Bible stands? Will you rest the weight of your problems upon its precious promises? If negative scrutiny has only buttressed its claims as the exclusive source of infallible truth, how much more will your positive scrutiny? God wants you to put His Word to the test in your life today. When you do, no one can make you falter.
As there is but one sun to enlighten the world naturally, so there is but one Book to enlighten the world spiritually. May that Book become to each of us the Man of our counsel, the Guide of our journey, and our Support and Comfort in life and in death. — A. Galloway
Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.