I once read about a man who lived in Long Island, New York, in the early 1900s. This fellow was an amateur meteorologist. He once ordered a barometer from a mail-order company and anxiously awaited the arrival of his purchase. When it came, he excitedly opened the package and removed the barometer from the box. However, his excitement quickly turned to disappointment. The barometric pressure reading was so low, the hand on the dial pointed to “Hurricanes”. Concluding that he’d been sent a defective barometer, the man prepared to send it back to the manufacturer. However, later that day an unexpected hurricane blew across Long Island. The barometer, it seems, had been accurate after all.

There will be times when you read your Bible and say to yourself, “That can’t be true!” We don’t think like God does, and when He says something that doesn’t go along with our way of thinking, some people doubt the reliability of the Bible.

However, the Bible has been proven time and time again to be quite reliable. You can trust the Word of God, even when it tells you some truths that are difficult to believe.

“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”—Psalm 119:105


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