The Bible is the inspired Word of God. From the first word of Genesis to the last word of Revelation, the Bible is the perfect Word of God. When we read the Bible, we are literally reading God’s Word to us.
The stories of the Bible instruct and inspire us. The principles in the Bible guide our thoughts, words and actions.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
The hero of the Bible is none other than God himself, known to us in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Every page of the Bible displays the glory of God and points to the person of Jesus Christ, the One who gave himself as the atoning sacrifice for our sins and who gloriously rose from the dead as our guarantee of eternal life.
On the day of his resurrection, Jesus came upon two people walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus who were discussing the events of the crucifixion and the rumors of an empty tomb. They didn’t recognize that it was Jesus but invited him to join them on their journey. Jesus began to instruct them from the Bible. (Note: in the New Testament, when you see the phrase “Moses and the Prophets” it is a reference to the entire Old Testament.)
27 Then beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted for them the things concerning himself in all the Scriptures.
Here is my encouragement to you:
- Pray before you read the Bible, asking God to speak to you through his Word
- Read the Bible daily
- When you read the Bible, look for ways to apply God’s Word to your life (more on that HERE)
- Notice that the entire Bible points to Jesus