The Bible ~ Living Treasure
2 Timothy 3:16-17 "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
The truth of God’s Word applies to all men and women in every culture, in every age, in every walk of life. It is God’s supernatural communication to us that reveals His mind and ways so that we may know and experience God’s presence and eternal love.
The Bible is God’s written record of His works through the ages and provides evidence of His nature, plan, and purposes so that we can confidently place our faith in Him. Because we have His Word, we do not have to guess how to live our lives. It is our handbook so that we can know how to live, make decisions, and worship the Lord.
Through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, the Bible enlightens each individual to recognize personal sin, the need for salvation, and the best possible life course.
Without the Bible informing and illumining us, we would be hopelessly unable to know and follow the true and living God. When we say, “Oh, I just wish I could hear God speak to me!” we overlook the fact that He has spoken and is still speaking to us through His Word. He is never silent but is actively involved in every aspect of our lives.
Romans 3:2 "Much in every way! First of all, the Jews have been entrusted with the very words of God."
Hebrews 5:12 "In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God's word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!"
The Bible is also profitable and nourishing. It provides us with an advantage in every area of life—family, business, and personal relationships. It is profitable because it reflects the wisdom of God; and when we abide by its teachings, we learn to live in His peace. As we meditate and consider its truth, our spirits and souls find nourishment. We become established and enriched in every experience of life by living according to God’s perspective.
The Bible is a Book for everyone.
It is revelation, inspiration, and communication
of the Person and plan of the eternal, living, and powerful God.
Proverbs 2:2 "If you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. "
May the LORD enlighten your path as you read and study His Word. May you be a light that SHINES in the darkness and do wonderful works for the Kingdom of God.