Kings and Potentates, Popes and Emperors have all tried in vain down through the ages to silence God’s unfaltering Word, yet the fact of the matter remains true,”…The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand forever” (Is. 40:8). For many calling themselves evangelicals, belief in the inerrant Word of God is a given and Bibles abound in their multitudes, stacked on the shelves of Christians. Yet despite this, the biblical literacy of the average Christian has never been so poor! The first task of the Christian must be to obtain knowledge of the Word of God but having obtained knowledge to then walk in the light of that knowledge.
The Psalmist declares, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (Ps. 119:105). I fear that the grave error of fundamentalism in our day is that we’re content at best to hold the knowledge of God’s Word in our heads yet the light never makes it down to our feet! This sermon is a challenge to us all; let us not be hearers only deceiving ourselves, but let us also be doers of the Word!!