It Is Written – Sunday Devotional
And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit unto the wilderness, being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing and when they were ended, he afterward hungered. And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said unto him, All this power will I gi e three, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. IF though therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, thou shalt worship the Lord they God, and him only shalt thou serve. And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, if thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. And Jesus said unto him, it is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season. ~ Luke 4:1-13 KJV
The written word is the most permanent record mankind has.
Oral tradition is a beautiful thing, but human memory is so fallible.
So we write – so that future generations can read and understand our very thoughts, emotions, and actions.
The accuracy of the Word of God is proven – the Dead Sea Scrolls contained the book of Isaiah word for word as it is in the Bible today, among others.
The written word is also used as evidence – everything spoken in court is written down, certain documents must always be signed.
Satan didn’t take this into account when he twisted the 91st Psalm as he tempted Jesus to jump from the temple.
The Bible is the greatest witness of all – no other book has affected the world so, no other book ever will.