What Does the Bible Say?
"Then [Jesus] rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down… ‘Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.’” (Luke 4:20-21 NIV)
Jesus treasured the Holy Scriptures and quoted from them, thus vouching for their authenticity and importance in our lives. He even answered Satan with the Word of God when the latter came to tempt him in the wilderness; and in his prayer before he left this earth, he said to the Father, “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth” (John 17:17, emphasis added).
This is especially important for us to remember in this day and age, when people think that truth is relative and everyone chooses what to believe. People are running here and there, seeking truth in this or that “prophet” or astrology or divination or the vast array of religions available for humanity to choose from. Others just go by what they feel on a given day; but if we go by that, we have to go by what everyone feels, and truth eludes us even more.
So we go back to Jesus’ affirmation of the Word of God, and we realize that truth isn’t even necessarily what your pastor says or what your church position is, but rather what the Bible says it is. Therefore, when a question comes up, we should not be seeking this or that opinion; rather, we should be asking, “What does the Bible say?” We need the truth of God’s Word in our lives every single day.
Read Luke 4:14-21.