Every book contains a reference to its author. This book, made up of 66 individual books, 27 of which are the New Testament, recognizes the author as God Himself, that is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Since God can only use human beings for language He writes His book in the language of the scribe writing, Greek for most of the New Testament and Hebrew for most of the old, and as a result some of the personality of these scribes shines through.
2 Peter 3: 16 says
16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
More importantly God stands behind every word. It won’t go away, and even in spite of delays in timing, it will all eventually be accomplished.
Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.”
Job Number One for the devil is changing, questioning or altering the Word of God in some way. The best examples are seen in Luke 4 and Genesis 2.
Luke 4 1-2 Jesus returned from the Jordan full of the Holy Spirit and he was led by the Spirit to spend forty days in the desert, where he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during that time and afterwards he felt very hungry.
3 “If you really are the Son of God,” the devil said to him, “tell this stone to turn into a loaf.”
4 Jesus answered, “The scripture says, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God’.”
5-7 Then the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of mankind in a sudden vision, and said to him, “I will give you all this power and magnificence, for it belongs to me and I can give it to anyone I please. It shall all be yours if you will fall down and worship me.”
8 To this Jesus replied, “It is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only you shall serve’.”
9-11 Then the devil took him to Jerusalem and set him on the highest ledge of the Temple. “If you really are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down from here, for the scripture says, ‘He shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you’, and ‘In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone’.”
12 To which Jesus replied, “It is also said, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God’.”
13 And when he had exhausted every kind of temptation, the devil withdrew until his next opportunity.
These temptations will be yours as well the minute you decide to get serious about Jesus. The media bombard us with carnal and God-avoiding propaganda every day. Our textbooks reflect the glory of man not of God. Our pundits spend hours speculating on the deeds of leaders, not one minute on the plans of God.
It goes on today on TV, newspapers, churches even, and general conversation. All faith is tested at the point of “who are you going to believe?” and it will always be so.
So, make up your mind about it and when you do, you will have stability in your life.