Acts 3:24 Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.
Often in advertising, we see phrases like, “Three out of Four Dentist agree.” Or maybe its “Eighty-five of One Hundred people surveyed found those who have followed this advice are satisfied customers today.” While those statistics sound pretty good and may cause us to take note. There are a couple of problems with data like this. First, we do not know who these four dentists are. For all we know they could be dental students just graduating college and the company has hired them for lab research. (I wonder if the fourth one still works there.) The statistic eighty-five of one hundred people sounds good. However, how many did they ask before they got that percentage? They may have asked one thousand people and nine hundred and fifteen said they did not like it. Nevertheless, if you simply toss out the first nine hundred, then eighty-five of one hundred did like it. The problem is we do not know how their information was collected.
What if someone could say on hundred percent of the time, their statements are true. Or how about four out of four always agree? That is exactly what the Bible says about those who prophesied about Jesus. It says all the prophets who opened their mouth spoke of Him. Not most, not eighty-five percent, or even three out of four. It says all of them recorded in the pages of God’s Word who prophesied of a coming Messiah were referring to Jesus. Now those are impressive statistics. They all got it right. Jesus is the Messiah, our Saviour.
If all those people in the Old Testament felt that it was important to speak of a coming Messiah. Shouldn’t we feel it is just as important to tell of the same risen Saviour? Tell how He’s coming again. Would you tell someone of Christ today? You will both be better off for it. In addition, you will be one hundred percent correct in what you say. one hundred out of one hundred Prophets agree.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Jeremiah 12, 13 / Psalm 74:1-11 / Proverbs 22 / Acts 3
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Pro. 24-25 / 2 Co. 7
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