Summary: The Bible is the written Word of God. How we view the truth recorded in the Bible is crucial for the church today. In the Bible, God has chosen to unfold for us His nature, character, plan and purposes.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
The Bible is the written Word of God. How we view the truth recorded in the Bible is crucial for the church today. In the Bible, God has chosen to unfold for us His nature, character, plan and purposes.
The Bible reveals where we have come from, our purpose in life and our ultimate destiny. Billy Graham said, “Millions of people today are searching for a reliable voice of authority. The Word of God is the only real authority we have. His Word sheds light on human nature, world problems and human suffering. But beyond that, it clearly reveals the way to God”.
The message of the bible in 4 points:
- God created you
- God loves you
- God sent Jesus to die for you.
- God is going to send Jesus again to bring believers back to Him.
The Bible provides the believer with practical instruction, encouragement, warning and wisdom. God has chosen to unveil His power, integrity and love in His inspired Word.
Some of the many descriptions used by the prophets, writers and psalmists recorded in the Bible describe God’s Word as:
“honey in my mouth” Ezekiel 3:3
“spiritual food for the hungry” Job 23:12
“perfect and trustworthy” Psalm 19:7
“more precious than gold” Psalm 19:10
“a lamp for my feet” Psalm 119:105
“true and righteous” Psalm 119:160
“a joy and delight to my heart” Jeremiah 15:16
“a fire that burns in my heart” Jeremiah 20:9
“renewing my mind” Romans 12:12
“Sharper than a two-edged sword” Hebrews 4:12
We need to apply God’s Word to our lives daily. The Bible is life changing, and while the truth of God’s Word does not change, our understanding of the truth does. Martin Luther said “I use Scripture as a lighter to kindle the fire in my heart”. Often a verse or a passage becomes clearer when lit by the light of other verses or passages on the same subject.
When The Holy Spirit opens our hearts and minds to the Word we experience it as a living Word. Our faith is based on the truth revealed in the Bible and every thought, word or action needs to be in line with God’s Word.