Joshua 4-6, Luke 1:1-20 • Key Verses: Luke 1:3-4
E-mail is both used and misused. Hardly a week goes by without some startling story, prayer
request or warning of a vicious virus that is circulating. The novice belieyes whatever has been
sent and forwards it on to others. Then come the replies: “It’s a hoax.” So many of these
fabricated stories exist that there are Web sites where one can check to see if the story is true or
It’s good to question what you read, especially if it is forwarded e- mail! A simple “Think so?”
can spare you the embarrassment of passing along incorrect information.
In contrast, Luke begins his Gospel with the comforting statement that “it seemed good … to
write an orderly account. .., that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught”
(vv. 3—4). “Think so?” is replaced with a confident “Know so!” because God has given us His
The Bible is true, and all teaching must be measured by it. Any teaching that does not match up
with the Word is wrong. So, read your Bible with confidence. God gave it to you so you will
know the certainty of your faith.
Thank God for the certainty of His Word. Our hope is not an uncertain hope but a confident one.
Woodrow Kroll & Tony Beckett