Today’s devotion is based on Deuteronomy 4:2, “Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it but keep the commands of the Lord your God that I give you.”
Those words were spoken to the Israelites so long ago still speak to us today. We often do not want to leave the Bible as is. Maybe we do not like what it says about morality, so we take those parts away. Perhaps we disagree with what it says about the universe’s origins, so we add human theories to mix with what God says. Maybe we want to have more say in how we are saved, so we believe that God will let us into heaven if we are good enough people.
All this may make us happy and give us a religion that fits our style, but God does not want us to treat his Word in that manner. He has given us his Word so we can know him and find salvation in him, and he does not want us to add or subtract as that will only serve to mix up what God has given us.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Dear Heavenly Father, you have done everything for my salvation. Thank you for sending Jesus to carry out your plan to save us. Help me trust your Word as it is written down. In Jesus’ holy name, I pray. Amen.