Read: Jeremiah 36
The Bible was originally written in Greek and Hebrew. The first English New Testament Bible was translated by William Tyndale in 1525. He was martyred for his actions, but God’s Word continued to spread worldwide. Even though people tried to destroy God’s Word, the verses were memorised in people’s hearts and passed on to their next generation. History also recalls the prohibition of the Bible and possession of the Bible as a crime in communist countries. It was very difficult for the believers to possess the Bible. They treasured it even if they had just one page of the Bible.
God’s Word is like fire and a hammer that can break a rock into pieces (Jer. 23:29). God’s Word can cut hearts and bring them to repentance and true knowledge of the Saviour. When Jeremiah received the revelation from God to write what He commanded on a scroll, Jeremiah wrote with the help of the scribe Baruch and delivered it to the Israelites. But King Jehoiakim burnt the scroll without any remorse. God commanded Jeremiah to rewrite the scroll again. God’s Word cannot be chained. God’s judgement was passed on King Jehoiakim and the Israelites for ignoring God’s warning and hence they had to be captives in Babylon (Jer. 36).
Paul the apostle wrote to Timothy about his sufferings in prison saying, “I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even to the point of chains; but the word of God is not chained. Therefore, I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory” (2 Tim. 2:8-10). Let us make an effort to spread His Word to people around us.