What is the Bible?

In matters of authority, the words of the president or leader of a country have more power than the words of the average citizen. Because of his position, his words have the authority to affect the lives of many. Now, take the power of the president’s words and multiply by the largest number you can imagine: That is the power of God’s words, as found in the Bible. God told the prophet Isaiah, “So shall My word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11). Every word recorded in the Bible is inspired by God’s Spirit and carries the authority and power of the Creator of the universe (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

Because the Bible is the word of God, it has the power to change your life as you read and obey it (Hebrews 4:12). The Bible likens itself to daily bread that one must eat to sustain life. Jesus said, “Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God” (Luke 4:4). Just like a person needs to eat every day for strength, so the Christian needs to read God’s Word to thrive spiritually. . If you are looking for answers and direction for your life, you will find them in the Bible: “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105). As you read and obey God’s Word, He will speak to you, give you direction for your life, and make your life significant and successful! “Study this Book of the Law continually. Meditate on it day and night so you may be sure to obey all that is written in it. Only then will you succeed.” (Joshua 1:8)

Verses

“The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; the statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes” (Psalm 19:7, 8).

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16, 17).

“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).

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