According to Mark 16:15 and Matthew 28:19, Jesus commanded His disciples to go into the entire world and tell every person about His good news.
According to Peter in Acts 2:39, the promise of the good news of Jesus was for those in Peter’s day where Peter was preaching, it was for those who were not present while he was preaching, it was for those who lived afar off from where he was preaching, it was for those who were too young to read, it was for those who were not yet born, and it was for future generations.
Just think, after being raised in America, after so many generations have passed, and after being so far removed from the days Jesus walked the earth and the day of Pentecost, I am able to know the good news of Jesus.
How unfortunate for me if I had been required to understand the original languages in which the Bible was written. But it was translated so I could understand. Not just for me in my language, but it has been translated also to Mandarin, Spanish, French, German... The Bible is the most translated written work there is.
The command from Jesus has been fulfilled — all the world has been reached with the Gospel — a multitude of generations has been reached with the Gospel — because the world has access and can read the Bible.
My most impactful life moments have happened while spending time with the Lord reading His Word. If it hadn’t been for the translation I was reading, those moments would have been less accessible to me.
We should seek to understand God’s Word so we can apply it to our lives. We can’t understand if we cannot read it. If we can’t understand, then our life change to God’s intent is negatively impacted.
I am so thankful for access to the Gospel. I think it is the most profound miracle of all miracles.
~ Kerri S. Wilson