The Saturday Morning Post by Pastor Ted Stahl

Today’s Reading: Exodus 7-9, Matthew 15-16, and Proverbs 22

Memorize: Psalm 119:9

Today’s Passage: Exodus 9:18-25 Best Regards

Good morning. In our Bible reading today we see God’s hand moving mightily to free His people, Israel, from their bondage in Egypt. God is about to send a “very grievous hail” upon the land of Egypt. The only safe haven that would be found is inside your house, and also the land of Goshen where Israel dwelt. No hail fell in Goshen; God was protecting His people. Safety for the Egyptians could also be gotten also – through the Word of God.

“He that feared the word of the LORD among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses:  And he that regarded not the word of the LORD left his servants and his cattle in the field.” – Exodus 9:20-21.

Those who obeyed God’s Word brought in their servants and animals into houses. Those who did not obey God’s Word left them in the field. And God’s Word tells us that those who were left in the field died from the hail. Belief or un-belief? How do you regard the Word of God? Do you believe it, or not? It cracks me up when I hear stories like the Southern Baptist Convention voting before their meetings as to whether or not the King James Bible is still the Word of God. Why would it change? Then there is that new argument as to whether the King James Bible is inspired. It’s agreed by both sides that the Originals are inspired. I have no problem with that. If I want to see what the Originals said, then I can skip over the italicized words in my King James Bible. As for the italicized words, those who translated the Scriptures into the King James Bible were all men of God. I’m sure God had His hand on them, controlling how they translated His Word. Remember when Moses smote the rock for water instead of just speaking to the rock? That act destroyed Moses’ chance of entering the promised land, and ruined God’s picture of just asking Him to supply our needs.

I saw the following chart somewhere and copied it out…

Psalm 12:6 – The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

1382 – The Wyclif Bible

1525 – The Tyndal Bible (the first purification)

1535 – The Coverdale Bible (the second purification)

1537 – The Rogers Bible (the third purification)

1539 – The Great Bible (the forth purification)

1560 – The Geneva Bible (the fifth purification)

1568 – The Biship’s Bible (the sixth purification)

1611 – The King James Bible (the seventh purification)

How do you regard the Word of God?

Peace (Romans 14:19)

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