I’ve been working on a sermon on Malachi 1. One of the things I’m going to talk about is the internal testimony of the Holy Spirit as the proof of the validity of scripture. That’s exactly the kind of heady stuff they tell you to stay far away from in preaching, which is probably why I’m going for it. Actually, I’m including it because of the effect that reading Malachi 1 had on my life. Reading that chapter at the end of last year was one of the few times in my life where I experienced that “internal witness,” where God seemed to be screaming at me through His Word. For me, it was seeing my own doubts and blindness and agnosticism held up like a mirror by scripture.
I wonder, gentle readers, if you’ve ever had an experience like that, where scripture just seemed to scream into your life, reminding you that it really is the inspired Word of the Holy God. If so, feel free to comment and say something about it.