June 25, 2022

Honor God’s Word

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“When Jehudi had read three or four columns, the king cut it with a scribe’s knife and threw it into the fire … until all of the scroll was consumed … Yet the king and all his servants who heard all these words did not tremble.” – Jeremiah 36:23-24 NASB

King Jehoiakim sat by a fire, listening to words Jeremiah had recorded on a scroll. Jehoiakim wasn’t pleased with these words, and defiantly cut up the scroll, section by section. As he cut and listened, some officials pleaded with him not to burn the scroll. But it didn’t matter to Jehoiakim that God gave the words to Jeremiah. After all, Jehoiakim was the king. So, he threw the cut-up scroll into the fire where it was consumed.

But he had much to learn! Jeremiah simply dictated another scroll, even adding “many similar words” (v. 32). Jehoiakim might burn a scroll, but God’s Word forever “stands in heaven” (Psalm 119:89).

Many people have the same attitude toward the Bible. For example, a recent study reported that less than a third of Americans believed the Bible is God’s Word. The percentage is lower in other nations. Many believe some parts but reject others.

Without realizing it, they are following in Jehoiakim’s footsteps. They’re claiming the right to tear the Bible apart and decide what they think is true. Many do so without concern for the consequences, unafraid of God or what He might do!

Make sure you do not waver or compromise. Commit yourself to the Bible. It is God’s Word. Read it! Know it! Study it! Believe it! Obey it! God will bless you for your commitment and faithful obedience.


Reflection Question: Is there a Bible passage you’re struggling to apply to your life?

Father, Your Word is true. Open my eyes to understand more of Your truth. Help me apply Your Word in my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Jeremiah 36