On Sunday our preacher spoke about the Bible which sent me on a mental trip of what this incredible book means to me.
It starts off with the words, “In the beginning” and in the last paragraph it says, “And if anyone removes any of the words from this book of prophecy, God will remove that person’s share in the tree of life.” One of the last statements that Jesus says to John is, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”
The Bible is the ‘Book of life’ in many ways. It tells us what has happened and what will happen and guides us through everything in between. It sings to us, it comforts us, it tells us where we come from and where we are headed, and it tells us the consequences of our actions, it rebukes us and corrects us, all the time teaching us and giving us the creator’s wisdom. It talks to us right here and right now addressing and leading us through any situation we are in. No other person or book can compare.
When I first started reading the Bible I did so reluctantly, but as I read, a verse or passage would leap out at me and its message would address a situation I was in or had been in and it would be crystal clear. I would be stunned at how I may have read that same passage before without any effect, but now when I needed something, I got exactly what I needed.
The Bible is a book that we can be reading without searching and we find without looking, it answers questions that we may not have asked or even thought of. What’s so great is, we read in the bible that God’s gift of Eternal Life is exactly that, a gift, to those who want to accept Christ and His gift. We cannot earn it or buy it, it’s absolutely free.
The Bible is not just for Christians. It is an everything book for everyone. It calls non-Christians to Christ and it teaches Christians to be Christ like.
So, no matter how many times you have read the bible or how many copies you own, just keep on reading, every day. God is wanting to talk to you and His love is continually flowing out of His book. It is the life-giving water that Jesus told the Samaritan woman at the well about. (John 4:14) “But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.”
My reaction to that passage is like what the woman said in John 4:15; Please, Lord, give me this water! Then I’ll never be thirsty again.
I ask you one question, and your answer may change your life.
What is the Bible to you?
God bless you all