bible is God’s word to us as Christians; it was written down under God’s
inspiration: “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable
for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That
the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Tim
3:16-17; KJV). The bible is the Christians manual or handbook, just like a new
car comes with an operator’s manual.
bible tells us how to live to please God, what He has for us and how He wants
to use us. God’s word is truth (John 17:17). In John’s Gospel, we are told that
the truth will set us free (John 8:32); free to live an abundant life as God
lives it (John 10:10). In Proverbs, we are told that Gods word brings life and
health (Prov 4:22). God’s word is powerful (Heb 4:12); God spoke the word over
creation and there was light (Gen 1:3).
Bible is not a book to be read as literature but prayerfully, under the
inspiration of the Holy Spirit (John 14:26). The Holy Spirit will reveal God’s
truths to our spirits; we call this revelation and not just head knowledge. The
word will guide us through all the challenges of life (Ps 119:105). As we
meditate the scriptures (Ps 119:15) our faith grows; faith to receive from all
God’s promises found in His word (Rom 10:17). To meditate is simply to dwell on
parts of the bible and roll then around in our minds.
can rely on God’s word; it is settled in heaven (Ps 119:89) and it will never
return to us void (Is 55:11). It will never let us down.
time in the Bible and God’s presence today: “My son, attend to my words;
incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep
them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them,
and health to all their flesh" (Prov 4:20-22; KJV).