Summary: Three Wonderful things the Word of God - the Bible - shows us about the attributes God and how to live life His Way.
"Three Key Bible Revelations"
By Sterling Franklin
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
The Bible is much more than a simple book. It’s the Book that shows us more about God Himself, shows us how to live Life the way God intended and teaches us how we can be Born Again by the Grace of God.
20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
40 authors, 66 books, all centering on Jesus Christ. This book is still the #1 Bestseller and is the #1 Bestseller of all time.
Translated into thousands of dialects, and currently being translated into over 400 other dialects for the first time, this book shows us the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
Hebrews 4:12 - "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."
People have taken effort in printing this Book in mass, splitting up the text into chapters (1189) and verses (31,173), and translating it so that many more might enjoy the Gospel.
I Corinthians 1:18 - "For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God."
God’s Word is often offensive to those who don’t believe. It’s the best book that anyone will ever put together, and joy and peace can be obtained by its overall author - God.
The Bible shows us a ton of things. First of all, God opens up the door to His Mind so that we can enter in and discover some of what He is like and what He wants us to be.
I. The Bible Reveals attributes of God
As you read through each page of the Bible, you realize more and more how God has reached down to man out of true Love.
Even though we have messed up along the way - messing up by falling into temptation and sin, failing to obey the Old Covenant, rebelling against Him by sinning - He still offers us eternal Salvation through His Son.
Just looking at Psalms, we see a great deal of Praises written through the hands of mainly King David, and other singers such as Asaph, displaying and highlighting some amazing attributes of God...
He is Good and Faithful with His Word: Psalm 100:5 - "For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations."
He hears our prayers: Psalm 102:7 - "He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer."
He satisfies us and protects us: Psalm 23:1 - "The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want."
He guides us, uses us, and sustains us: Psalm 23:3 - "He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake."
His ways are just, He is compassionate and merciful: Psalm 24:8-10 - "8 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way. 9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way. 10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies."
He is worthy of our Praise, our utmost Exaltation, and is Holy: Psalm 99:9 - "Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy."
God sent His Son that we might live - and the ultimate sign of Love was shown - the Cross.
Romans 5:8 - "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
2 Corinthians 5:21 - "For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."
He was innocent, yet MADE guilty, yet He wasn’t truly guilty.
Therefore, the Bible has shown us what He did for us. It’s up to us to accept what He offers us - Salvation.
2 Timothy 3:15 - "And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus."
II. The Bible Reveals how we can be Saved from what we deserve