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Day 33 God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone

How I wish I could stop my car some mornings and just gaze and applaud God’s sunrise. I’ve seen quite a few this year, and in previous years, and I am just liking them more and more. They are never the same, they never fail to amaze me or stun me with the degree of colours which are virtually impossible to capture on a camera. The sunrise changed all the way to work and I was in danger of winding the window down and yelling, “hey look at God’s work, can’t you see it – it’s there right in front of your eyes!”

But they don’t see. Granted some people see the sunrise and think, “oh what a nice sunrise” but they don’t see it and say, thank you Lord, that is beautiful, thank you for cheering me up this morning.

No man or woman is perfect, Martin Luther included, but in this quote if it is true, is spot on.

“God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.” ― Martin Luther

Jesus warned the Pharisees and Sadducees about them being able to interpret the signs in the sky for good or bad weather, but they failed to accept that Jesus was the Christ. As I watched the sunrise this morning this verse was read out on my audible bible.

Matthew 16:1-4

16 Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing Him asked that He would show them a sign from heaven. He answered and said to them, “When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times. A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.” And He left them and departed.

It made me think of the rhyme I learned when I was young. “Red sky in the morning, sailors warning, red sky at night, shepherds delight”.

Jesus left us with one assurance that will never be disputed, that He died willingly, and was raised from the dead on the third day – the sign of Jonah. After Jonah came out of the belly of the fish, he preached for God and the city repented. How much more better is the preaching of our Lord Jesus in our hearts, telling us that He sacrificed all this for us.

“Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.” ― Martin Luther

There are echoes of Jesus’ great love story, His love for mankind, echoed through the Bible, there are also echoes in nature about God’s nature. But how much more great will the day be when we see and behold the real heaven.

while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
I pray and thank the Lord for His blessings. The sunrise came and went, and was lost for another day, but God’s glory will last forever. I lift up my heart to you for another night, do what you will with us Lord. As the great prayer model set down by Jesus ends with the doxology – for His is the kingdom, the power and the glory for ever and ever.
Amen
With blessings.
Graham

2 thoughts on “Day 33 God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone

  1. IRRATIONAL THINKING IS NOT AN AVENUE TO THE TRUTH BY STEVE FINNELL

    The road to the truth about God and His plan for mankind is found in the Bible and the Bible alone. Those who believe that the Bible is not trustworthy, and filled with errors are the ones who trust extra-Biblical writings for the absolute truth.

    Why anyone would trust Bible commentaries and church creed books for the complete truth about God is mystifying? It that reasoning based on faith? Is that reasoning a product of wisdom from God? God tells us to pray for wisdom.

    How is it possible to not trust the Bible and then use the Bible, that you believe it not trustworthy, for your bases for writing absolute truth in church catechisms and other books that contradict Biblical facts?

    It is irrational to deny that the Bible is not God’s only trustworthy source for truth and then use it to argue opposite doctrines found in creed books and Bible commentaries that have been written by mere men.

    Trust the Bible and the Bible alone for God’s view or trusts the uninspired writings of men.

    Scriptures are inspired by God.

    The views of men are inspired by their own opinions.

    2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God……(NKJV)

    What could be more irrational than using a Bible you do not believe is the absolute truth and the only truth as the proof to validate a position contrary to Scripture?

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    1. Hi Steve, thanks for the reply. I completely agree that God’s plan is only found in the bible and the bible alone. What I was getting at in this post was that God declares His glory through nature. This doesn’t necessarily lead us to salvation, but it should prompt us to ask questions about how we came to be here.
      Nature leads me to the bible, which I believe is truth.

      But I also think that there is much great wisdom of there, as long as we test this against the Bible. Theologians talk about General Revelation and the bible is special Revelation. Romans 1:18-20
      The beauty of nature should lead us to the bible where we will be lead to God through Jesus Christ.
      God bless
      Graham

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