“The Bible is outdated.” “The Bible was only written by men.” “The Bible is not scientifically or historically accurate.” These are the remarks we hear day after day in the media and on the street. For preachers and pastors who have given our lives to the proclamation of this holy book from God, these comments can begin to wear down on us, and when we are in periods of discouragement or a time of little spiritual yield these ideas can intensify our struggles. I believe that the Scripture is able to stand up to any scrutiny that the world brings against it, but I will not dive into those topics specifically here. I do wish however to look at some promises given to us in the Scriptures by God Himself to remind us that the Bible is worth giving our lives to, that it is powerful, that it does point sinners to the Savior. Let us remind ourselves of the power of God’s Word and why we should keep preaching it. We will look at four promises.
1. We Should Keep Preaching Because God’s Word is Eternal.
1 Peter 1:23-25
Since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; for “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.”
And this word is the good news that was preached to you.
2. We Should Keep Preaching Because God’s Word Will Accomplish What God Intends.
“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”
3. We Should Keep Preaching Because God’s Word Points People to Jesus, Our Savior.
2 Timothy 3:15
And how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
4. We Should Keep Preaching Because God’s Word Equips the Saints for Every Good Work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
What Promises Has God Used to Help You Keep Preaching?