Seven Wonders Of the Word

Most have heard of the “seven wonders of the ancient world." However, many have never heard of the following seven wonders of the Word of God. The Psalmist prayed: “Oren thou mine eyes that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law” (Psalm 119:18). Again, the Psalmist declares: “Thy testimonies are wonderful; therefore doth my soul keep them” (Psalm119:129).

  1. The wonder of its INSPIRATION! Not just part of it – not just the thoughts of it – but “all scripture is given by inspiration of God” (II Timothy 3:16). To the very jot (the very smallest letter) and tittle (the smallest projection that distinguishes one letter from another), is inspired (Matthew 5:18).
  2. The wonder of its FORMATION! It didn’t all come at once but over a period of about 1600 years. “….precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little, there a little” (Isaiah 28:10).
  3. The wonder of its UNIFICATION! It is a library of 66 books, yet it is ONE BOOK. Written by some 40 different writers over about 1600 years, yet ONE MESSAGE (Revelation 19:10).
  4. The wonder of its REVELATION! The Bible is the complete, final revelation of “the things of God” (I Corinthians 2:10-12) which came not by “the will of man” but as holy men of God were “moved by the holy ghost” (II Peter 1:20-21).
  5. The wonder of its INFORMATION! It is the greatest literature in the world, but it is more than that – it contains “all things that pertain unto life and godliness” (II Peter 1:3). No additional information is needed for enables us to “thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (II Timothy 3:17).
  6. The wonder of its PROPAGATION! Read by all nations, classes, and races. It is the world’s best seller.
  7. The wonder of its PRESERVATION! The most hated of all books, yet it continues. “The word of the Lord endureth forever” (I Peter 1:25).

….my heart stands in awe at thy word” (Psalm 119:161).

-via Belvedere Beacon (Belvedere, SC)