August 17th, 2018
One Book Cannot Contain the Entire Record
John 21:24-25 (KJB) This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true. 25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.
The Apostle John is telling us in this scripture that he was divinely led to record God’s testimony in this biblical book aptly named JOHN. This apostle was chosen divinely by God to pen these very words which were inspired by God.
It is true, scripture is “God-breathed.”
Then John captures our imagination with this “spiritual side note” found in the above scripture verse concerning the magnitude of God’s testimony. It, in its entirety, is too large to fit into one book or even a set of books. While the Bible, which is God’s Word, does contain 66 books and is considerably large, it does not possibly contain the entire life of God and His Son Jesus Christ.
Imagine for a moment if there was such a book that contained all the words and events of God since the beginning and the life of His Son Jesus Christ’s short-lived ministry upon this earth. Such a book would be too big to carry, transport, open and read, or even fully appreciate or imagine. God is and always will be too big to be contained in a book. However, thank God, He gave us His Word for our learning, studying, and maturing in all spiritual things.
God is the Alpha and the Omega, His beginning and ending cannot ever be limited to what would fit inside the pages of a book(s) for God cannot be boxed into what we know about Him. One day when we arrive in the eternal realm we will be overwhelmed with understanding His spiritual stature in its fullest.
God’s testimony is large and supernatural in nature and it cannot possibly be contained in one or several books. He has divinely given us a small portion to chew on and digest as we sojourn in this world. We can look forward to receiving God’s perfection and be eternally flawless once we enter into our eternal rest in sweet fellowship with Him.