One of my favourite accounts about Jesus is how He deals with the doubts of John the Baptist; it has taken me a while however to understand what He was doing!
When told about the doubts of John Jesus displayed His power and His authority (Luke 7 v 21).
Jesus then told the disciples of John about what He had done, in fact He pointed them back to Scripture.
He could have said, “Go and read Isaiah 35 v 5 and 6”.
Jesus was saying, “I have just fulfilled Scripture: I have done what the Word says” (Luke 7 v 22).
Jesus was directing John and his disciples back to the Scriptures.
Only after the disciples had left did Jesus talk about hos great John the Baptist was (Luke 7 v 24 to 28).
Jesus called John the Baptist the greatest man who ever lived, yet He did not tell him that; He directed him to the Scriptures.
This tells me that the greatest encouragement and the greatest truths are in the Word of God, are in the Scriptures.
Rather than looking to men for encouragement, or even looking for the audible voice of God, we should be looking to the Scriptures for truth and encouragement.
That is how important the Bible is!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the Scriptures, thank you for the truth and encouragement held within”.
Luke 7 v 22…..Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers and cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel are preached