The Word and the Spirit | The Institute for Creation Research
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This devotional explains why the Bible has so much meaning and inspiration for some people, but not for others. That difference is the Holy Spirit who authored the scriptures in the first place. The Spirit then brings the word of God to life for those who possess Him through the new birth (Romans 8:5, 9; John 3:3). It is no wonder that unbelievers either reject or distort the teachings of the bible, because often they appear as foolishness to them and they cannot pick up on the meaning . Nevertheless, Romans 10 teaches that hearing comes by the word of God that is preached to a lost soul (vs. 17). The word of God can bring a spiritual hearing capacity (understanding, discernment) to the listener when God works through the message (the gospel), resulting in faith in that message (Proverbs 20:12). That is when ones journey begins into the wonders of God’s inspired Word!