We just enjoyed a special season of thanksgiving and I’m sure most of us included, at the top of our list, the Word of God, which is the basis for all the certainties of life, here in time, and throughout eternity. We know we are to live, and will be judged by, “every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” (Matt. 4:4)
Would you say that every home in America either owns or has easy access to a Bible? Does that mean we are accountable for every word in it? Have we ever even read it all? In the times while God was revealing His message to mankind there was very little access to it by the common folks and the revelation was more limited. Remember how wicked Sodom was? – not even ten righteous people -Yet, Jesus said to the folks in Capernaum, “If the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say unto you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the Day of Judgment than for you.” (Matt 11:22-24)
Does that mean that we are responsible for the revelation and the mighty works done since Jesus came and the scriptures were delivered into our hands via multiple translations and innumerable copies? Perhaps, along with our thanksgiving for the Word of God, we need to humbly repent for our ignorance and neglect of it and our resistance to its truths. We should recommit continually to reverence and obedience as the Holy Spirit reveals its truths to our hearts.