In this piece Apprising Ministries uses a devotion by Charles Spurgeon on Christ’s view of Scripture to set the stage for Dr. John MacArthur in this reminder that the glorious and majestic, great and mighty God of the Book is absolutely sovereign:

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. (Matthew 5:17-18, KJV)

Let me call your attention to the fact that when Jesus had risen from the dead, he was just as tender of Scripture as He was just as tender of Scripture as He was before His decease. He told then that “‘all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead’” (Luke 24:44-46 KJV).

Find Jesus where you may, He is the antagonist of those who would lessen the authority of Holy Scripture. “It is written” is His weapon against Satan, His argument against wicked men. The learned at this hour scoff at the Book and accuse of Bibliolatry those of us who reverence the divine Word; but in this they derive no assistance from the teaching or example of Jesus.

Not a word derogatory of Scripture ever fell from the lips of Jesus Christ; but evermore He manifested the most reverent regard for every jot and tittle of the inspired Volume. Since our Savior, not only before His death, but after it, took care thus to commend the Scriptures to us, let us avoid with all our hearts all teaching in which the Holy Scripture is put into the background.

(Charles Spurgeon, At the Master’s Feet, January 30)

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