January 1, 2012

Perfect Predictions

Deut. 18:14-22
Prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the holy spirit. - Peter 1:21

At the beginning of a new year and a new millennium, we hear many predictions. But then, making predictions is nothing new. In 1983, US News and World Report magazine had a setion titled "What the next 50 years Will Bring." It had the usual suggestions about the growing importance of computers, about new medical breakthroughs, and about the sleeker, faster ways of getting around. The introduction said, "Prediction is at best risky business." Then t quoted Sir Francis Bacon, who said, "Dreams and prediction ought to serve but for winter talk by the fireside."

That may be true of man's predictions, but not of God's prophecies. Man may speculate about what will happen next week, but God shows us in the Bible that He knows the future. This truth is one reason we can have an absolute confidence in the Book of books. The Old testament contains hundreds of prophecies about people, events, and nations that have already been fulfilled. The chance of that many predictions coming true is astronomical.

Do you lack confidence in the Bible? Spend some time examining its many fulfilled prophecies. I predict you'll be comvinced that it truly is God's Word, and that you can rely on it for everything in you future. - Dave Branon

When we are invovled in serving and meeting each others needs,
We're imitating the Master in thoughts and words and deeds
In a changing world you can trust God's unchanging Word.