Today we see more on the Reformation principle of Sola Scriptura. The great Reformer of Scotland believed it and sought to win the Queen to that position. Today’s devotional will explain. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Isaiah 8:20 English Standard Version (ESV)
20 To the teaching and to the testimony! If they will not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn.
Deuteronomy 18:9-19 English Standard Version (ESV)
9 “When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. 10 There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering,[a] anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer 11 or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, 12 for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you. 13 You shall be blameless before the Lord your God, 14 for these nations, which you are about to dispossess, listen to fortune-tellers and to diviners. But as for you, the Lord your God has not allowed you to do this.
A New Prophet like Moses
15 “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers—it is to him you shall listen— 16 just as you desired of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly, when you said, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God or see this great fire any more, lest I die.’ 17 And the Lord said to me, ‘They are right in what they have spoken. 18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. 19 And whoever will not listen to my words that he shall speak in my name, I myself will require it of him.
Isaiah 8:20; Deuteronomy 18:9-19
When Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, sent for John Knox and interviewed him, “she drifted into the true papist’s question, how she was to know whether he or the teachers of her youth had the divine authority; to which his reply was that she was to trust neither the one nor the other, but God speaking in his Word.”
[James Stalker, John Knox: His Ideas and Ideals, (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1904, p. 69]