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The Most Important Number in the Bible (John 14:6)

As we’ve clearly seen in these devotions, one could easily write a large volume on the subject of the spiritual significance of numbers in the Bible; indeed, many have. Some have rightly divided the Word of God and dealt soundly with the subject. Others, unfortunately, have taken liberties with the Scripture and sensationalized the subject. In these short devotions, we’ve attempted to merely introduce you to this extensive study in a scripturally exact way.   


We would be amiss to leave this study without giving you fair warning about supposed “Bible codes” and other nefarious mathematical means of interpreting the Scripture. Many would have us to believe that the hidden meaning of the Bible is found in secret calculations known only to the most astute mathematicians. The Bible, on the other hand, teaches us that the true meaning of Scripture is attained by the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:14), not by a degree in mathematics from MIT. You only have to be a Christian, one indwelt by the Holy Spirit, to understand the Bible. You don’t have to be Albert Einstein.


Permit me to close these devotions and our study of “The Bible by the Numbers” with what I believe to be the most important number in the Bible. Granted, my opinion is just that; it’s an opinion. It is subjective and not objective. I readily admit that I have neither chapter nor verse to prove my contention. Still, I believe I have strong argument.


To me, the most important number in the Bible is one. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Since there is only one way to God and eternal life; namely; Jesus Christ, one is by far the most important number in the Bible. If you don’t get this right, neither the Bible nor life itself will ever add up!

Don Walton