Today’s Scripture: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 2 Timothy 3:16
A founding father, Elias Boudinot who was a Supreme Court Justice, President of Congress, Director of the U.S. Mint, framer of the Bill of Rights, and one of the signers of the peace treaty at the end of the American Revolution, wrote of the incredible source of instruction that God’s Word is found to be. He expounded, “For nearly half a century have I anxiously and critically studied that invaluable treasure [the Bible]; and I still scarcely ever take it up that I do not find something new – that I do not receive some valuable addition to my stock of knowledge or perceive some instructive fact never observed before. In short, were you to ask me to recommend the most valuable book in the world, I should fix on the Bible as the most instructive both to the wise and ignorant. Were you to ask me for one affording the most rational and pleasing entertainment to the inquiring mind, I should repeat, it is the Bible; and should you renew the inquiry for the best philosophy or the most interesting history, I should still urge you to look into your Bible. I would make it, in short, the Alpha and Omega of knowledge.”i
No amount of study could ever exhaust the immensity of truth contained in Scripture. God’s Word contains answers for every situation we face in life. In its pages, we find the true history of the world, the origin of sin and death, God’s plan of redemption, how we are to live, and even what will happen in the future. Through the guiding of the Holy Spirit, we can see Scripture we know by heart in a new way.
We read over and over in Proverbs that we are to get wisdom. The best way to do that is to consistently be in God’s Word. Everything we need to know is found in its pages. The more you study it, you too, will find it to be the “Alpha and Omega of knowledge.”
19. Elias Boudinot, The Age of Revelation (Philadelphia: Asbury Dickins, 1801), p. xv, from his “Dedication: Letter to his daughter Susan Bradford.”
Devotional by Jim Scudder Jr.