The Scriptures we know came into being because people had questions God answered & inspired people to write.
The Bible is our road map for living, dying, and living again.
Psalm 119:105 says, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
World’s Truth vs God’s Truth
The uniqueness of the Bible is that it’s HIStory. The story of Jesus, the ONE who created heaven and earth. He’s the Alpha and the Omega who began the world and he’ll bring it to conclusion.
For those who believe there’s no god, the Bible’s just another religious book with no special purpose or meaning as we journey in this life.
However, many people read the Bible with no belief and end up convinced God exists. They discover His love value of the Bible as His road map for life. The fact is that when we read the Bible, a life-changing experience begins.
While mere men wrote these words, they were inspired by God to write. The hearts of those who read the ancient words still ask the same questions and the same Spirit who spoke to the writers still speak to you and me.
The reason for this is given to us in Hebrews 4:12:
“The word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword,
it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow;
it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
God’s Word Penetrates Our Hearts
“So shall my Word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11
We come to realize that the road we’re traveling we’ve mapped for ourselves or been told to follow are not happy, content, peaceful, joyful, satisfied or fulfilled.
When we read the Bible, we’re not just reading the history of how God created the heavens and the earth. We’re reading how God remained involved through prophets, priests, and kings. He became involved in our history in a personal, intimate way, by coming to this world in the flesh, in the person of Jesus.
God Left Heaven to Join the Human Race. Why Would He Do That?
It takes trust to follow someone, but it’s nice to follow someone who knows the way. That’s what God did: He came down through Jesus, and said: “Just follow me.” “Follow me,” was one of Jesus’ favorite lines when he was gathering his disciples.
He told people the kind of life they should be living and the kind of path they should take. “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24.
The Bible’s Important Because It Leads to Jesus, the Saviour of the World.
Jesus understood that the Scriptures we now call the Old Testament was HIStory. He became an important figure two thousand years ago when calendars began to be marked in some distinctive way, His Story became the standard for dividing all of time.
Anything that happened before the birth of Jesus was noted as B.C. “before Christ.” Anything after the birth of Jesus was noted as A.D., the abbreviation for “Anno Domini,” the year of our Lord. Jesus rewrote history by conquering death. Because Jesus conquered death, we have faith that the road he tells us to travel is reliable. Jesus knows the way to heaven, and we can follow him there safely.
If you’re not opening your Bible and following God’s Word, it’s time to admit you’re too prideful to ask directions.
In the Middle of Pride, is “I”
Commit to God by reaching for the Bible regularly. It’s “God-breathed, useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
When you PRAY, you talk to God. When you READ, God talks to you…