Secondly, you need to be acquainted with the written Word of God. The Bible may be unpalatable, dark and contradictory to an unbeliever but to a Believer, it should be said, ‘A lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.’
The Bible contains numerous prophecies, many of which have already been fulfilled. Some Bible principles deal with family life, work habits, and relationships with others. The Bible’s principles apply to all people, and its counsel is always beneficial.
The Bible is also historically accurate and reliable. Its accounts are specific. They include not only the names but also the ancestry of individuals. In contrast to secular historians, Bible writers were honest, even recording their own weaknesses and those of their nation.
The wisdom found in the Bible is summarized by the prophet Isaiah: ‘Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.’(Isaiah 48:17).
The Bible did bring to view a Saviour needed in a fallen world. It is only an inspired book that could develop principles so perfectly adapted to the wants of a fallen world. ‘All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:’ (2 Timothy 3:16).
There is no doubt that the Scriptures must be a revelation from God. If the Scriptures become your delight then you have found a true friend in Jesus. He is the Rock in the midst of the ocean of life. No argument against the divine authority of the Scriptures will stand.
The Bible truly is a book from God. It is a book that is to be read, studied, and loved. As you do so, you will gain a deep appreciation of God’s purpose for mankind and find great fulfilment while seeking to know Him more.
Your resolve should be to search it with great delight. If truly the Bible is a revelation from God, it must be consistent with itself and every apparent contradiction could not be harmonized. It is not about positive thinking or mere wishing. It is all about ‘IT IS WRITTEN’
It is deceptive agencies that lead people to transgress God’s commandments, urged them to regard the Bible a fable, and thereby casting aside the divine statutes. Compromise of the divine truth should be avoided because it leads to apostasy.
Those who continue to accept false interpretation and cherish doctrines which have no foundation in the Bible should come to the knowledge of truth else they would degenerate into formalism, errors and superstitions. They should continually walk in the light of God’s word, retaining and cherishing it.
The Bible is a gift from God, one for which we can be truly grateful. This unique book reveals things that we could never find out otherwise. The Bible contains reliable principles to help us cope with life’s problems and anxieties. What an exciting gift the Bible is!
As God uphold all things by the word of His power, it then means that anything that is contrary or manipulated could not last. Therefore build your marriage, career and every other thing on the Word of God. . ———————To be continued.