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Psalm 119:161

I am impressed with the following seven wonders of the Word.

The wonder of its INSPIRATION! Not just part of it, not just the thoughts of it, but “all scripture is given by inspiration of God” (2 Tim. 3:16). To the very jot (tiniest letter) and tittle (tiniest projection which distinguishes one letter from another), it is inspired (Matt. 5:18).

The wonder of its FORMATION! It didn’t all come at once but over a period of some 1,600 years, “…precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little, there a little” (Isa. 28:10).

The wonder of its UNIFICATION! It is a library of 66 books, yet ONE BOOK. Written by some 40 writers over approximately 1,600 years, yet ONE MESSAGE (Rev. 19:10).

The wonder of its REVELATION! The Bible is the complete, final revelation of “the things of God” (1 Cor. 2:10-12) which came not by “the will of man” but as holy men of God were “moved by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:20-21).

The wonder of its INFORMATION! It is the greatest literature in the world, but it is more, it contains “all things that pertain to life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3). No additional information is needed for it sufficiently equips man for every good work (2 Tim. 3:17).

The wonder of its PROPAGATION! Read by all nations, classes and races. It is the world’s best seller; the world’s greatest book!

The wonder of its PRESERVATION! The most hated of all books, yet it continues! “The word of the Lord endures forever” (1 Peter 1:25).

Charles Pugh III
via Rush Springs church of Christ
Rush Springs, OK

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