Please help us share God's truths and hope in Christ.

Daily Bread

Daily Bread Devotions by Chuck Myer  Daily Bread Archive | Sign up for our resources

It is a good thing to be in the Word of God, allowing it to shape and conform us into the image of Christ. It is great thing that God has committed to us, we who make up His church, His precious oracles.
  • “Great in every respect. First of all, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God.” (Romans 3:2 – NASB)
Here in this text is found a “striking” synonym for the holy Scriptures . . . “the oracles of God.” It occurs three times in the Bible. In our text the apostle Paul is emphasizing the great privilege, and for that matter, the great responsibility that had been given unto the Jews, for God had given His “oracles” to them.
Zodhiates, in his Word Study notes, states that this expression, “oracles,” is in the Greek, ta logia, meaning “the declaration of God.” He goes on to say that it “denotes . . . the historical manifestations of the Word of God.” Unto the Jews God committed the awesome responsibility of recording His Word, history given from the very voice of God. One person has written concerning this term, “divinely inspired utterances.”
In Hebrews 5:12, the author rebuked the Hebrew Christians who had still not learned what they should have . . .
  • “For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food.” (Hebrews 5:12 – NASB)
The apostle Peter urged the ones he wrote to . . . 
  • “Whoever speaks, let him speak as it were the utterances of God” (I Peter 4:11 – NASB . . . note: The word “utterances” here is the same word translated “oracles” in our initial text.)
Peter was saying that anyone who speaks for the Lord needs to “speak as it were the (oracles) of God,” needs to faithfully proclaim what the Word of God says.
The great Christian martyr Stephen called these “utterances of God” . . .
  • “. . .living oracles” (Acts 7:38 – NASB)
So the conclusion from all this is that the Holy Scriptures make up the very “utterances” of the living God. Old and New Testaments, holy words given to and through believing Jews and the early disciples of Christ, preserved for us in our Bible. 
Think of it brethren, that In this day in which you and I live these “oracles of God,” these divine “utterances,”  these “living” words as recorded in the Bible, have been committed to us. They are to be believed, read, studied, obeyed, and proclaimed . . . a most awesome responsibility. 
The Creator God has spoken to His creation, man is not left to his own imagination of how things came about or how he got where he is or how he can get out of the huge dilemma he is in. Many people reject this of course, but never-the-less, the testimony of the Bible to them is, “These are “the oracles of God.” The very words of the living God!  
Have a good day brethren . . . and as you walk take a moment to look at your Bible and consider just what God has passed into your care.

A Room with a View of Eternity—The Last Will & Testament of Jesus Christ   Take a seat at the Master's table. Learn about the riches He gives to all who are His. This book will bless and encourage you, give you hope, and help you live in the joy of your salvation and the riches of Christ that are yours.


The Top Ten Got Questions? in 2020

  1.  The Meaning of NUMBERS in the Bible?
  2. The Meaning of COLORS in the Bible?
  3. Did The Wise Men Arrive 12 DAYS AFTER JESUS’ BIRTH? Or Was It Much Later?
  4. What is the Significance of the Wise Men's THREE GIFTS? And were they kings? 
  5. How are the Shepherd’s Rod and Staff Different?
  6. What Does It Mean to TASTE & SEE That God Is Good? (Psalm 34)
  7. What do the 12 stones UNDER the JORDAN River mean? (Joshua 4)
  8. Is Leonard Cohen’s “HALLELUJAH” a Christian Song?
  9. How was Jesus Like a Worm? What’s the CRIMSON (OR SCARLET) WORM? Psalm 22
  10. Is my TATTOO a sin?

This is not a Got Questions? article. But it's so popular it ranked among the top pages viewed:

More Popular Got Questions & Articles

Was Jesus CRUCIFIED on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday?
Where did OT Saints go at death? ABRAHAM'S BOSOM
If BAPTIZED as an Infant, Do I Need to Be Re-Baptized?
What Does it Mean to Be A CHILD OF GOD?
Which OT Book Did JESUS QUOTE Most Often?
How Did the Wise Men Know This Was the Messiah and KNOW TO FOLLOW HIS STAR?
What Did Jesus Say About HEAVEN (and HELL)?
How long did JOB SUFFER?
Three Heavens? Where is the THIRD HEAVEN?
What are the “I Will ” STATEMENTS of Satan, God, and Jesus?
SIN, INIQUITY, TRANSGRESSION? How are they different?
Should we call HIM JESUS? Or Yahweh? Or Yeshua?
Is Satan’s Real Name LUCIFER?
Is There a Remez (HIDDEN MESSAGE ) in Revelation 7? Why is Dan Missing?
Is It a Sin to Drink ALCOHOL?
Is SUICIDE an Unforgivable Sin?

Something ALL Christians must know:  IVDARR

Reasons for Hope* Jesus video banner

TOP TEN Videos from Reasons for Hope* Jesus
  1. Memorial Day BAGPIPES TRIBUTE: Amazing Grace
  2. Christian Version of Leonard Cohen's HALLELUJAH
  3. RISE AND SHINE and Give God the Glory, Glory!
  4. WERE YOU THERE When They Crucified My Lord?
  8. THE LEGEND OF THE CANDY CANE - A Christmas Story to Share
  9. TASTE AND SEE that the Lord is Good ~ Psalm 34
  10. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing -- CHARLIE BROWN Christmas


Please help us share God's truths and hope in Christ.


Yes, send me answers to interesting and challenging questions about Jesus and the Bible.  Help me get equipped and be encouraged so I am empowered to know, live, and share my faith.  <*}}}><


Get equipped with knowledge!

Be encouraged in hope!

Live empowered with love! 

You have Successfully Subscribed!