“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

12/10/2007

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.
So do not be attracted by strange, new ideas.
Hebrews 13:8 (NLT)

How many times have we heard it said, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”? In looking up the meaning of this well-known phrase, Wikipedia says, “If there is no evidence of a real problem, then don’t waste time and energy (yours or anybody else’s) trying to fix it.”

So why struggle with the Bible, trying to fix it or improve upon it? The more we read and the more we learn of God’s Word, the more we can see it applying not only to our own life but also to the lives of those we know. Could one reason be; we question God’s Word because of some of the so-called experts on “religion”? Sometimes we sit there listening and trying to wrap our minds around what an atheist wants to tell us about the Word of God, about God Himself, when we must always remember that God’s Word says, “The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him.” (John 14:17 NIV)

The Bible cannot be improved on, and shouldn’t be, but by reading the same words over and over as we go through this life our lives can be improved on. It’s been the same message down through the ages, God is love, and He showed us how much He loves us by sending His only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through Him. (1 John 4:9) Too often, we reach out for the things in this world to give us security, but they fail and disappoint us, while God’s Word holds fast and true.

We will always have strange, new ideas being introduced to us. The reason we have the Bible, God’s inspired Word, is because the Lord already knew everything, and in that He knows that we don’t know much at all! God wanted us to have something tangible that we could hold in our hands, read with our eyes, absorb with our hearts, speak with our lips, and cling to with all our might. He gave us what won’t fade away, what won’t be rolled up like an old coat, and what will never grow old….His Word. We have a place to go when nothing in this world contains the answers we are looking for when we are lost, and alone, and confused. God wants us to know that He alone has the answers. God’s Word contains promises that will never change because no changes are needed. God already knew the beginning from the end. Nothing needs to be re-written so that it will work with the world we live in today and the world that is to come. “God gave this unchanging truth once for all time to his holy people” (Jude 3 NLT)

God promises include an eternal life through the forgiveness of His Son, Jesus Christ.
This needs no updating, no corrections, no further re-thinking, relearning, re-anything!
It is, and always will be!!
In the meantime, we’re the ones who need fixing, and God has given us His perfect Repair Manual for that job! We don’t need to alter it—we just need to follow what is written there, step by step, day by day, until we meet our Maker face to face.