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Wanna Know God? Read Your Bible

This article is part of a short series called Bible Basics.

The Bible a.k.a.

  • Life’s Instruction Book
  • The Scriptures
  • The Good Book
  • The Word of God
  • God’s Love Letter
  • Christian’s Handbook
  • The Good News
  • The Holy Bible

The Bible has many nicknames, but it’s all the same thing. Today I want to spend some time seeing what the Bible says about itself.

The Bible talks about Itself

First we must realize that even though man (humans) may have actually taken pen to paper in writing the Bible, the actual Author is God Himself. God used select men (& women) to convey His message. Yes, He could have waved His mighty pinkie finger and had the Bible appear out of thin-air. But, God wanted man to understand who & where the Scriptures originated. In fact, the first “known” man to write God’s messages down was Moses. At least the first 5 books of the Old Testament are credited to Moses penmanship. However, The TEN Commandments were so important, that God wrote them into stone Himself.

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness.” – 2 Timothy 3:16, NIV

“I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.” – Galatians 1:11-12, NIV

“Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” – 2 Peter 1:20-21, NIV

God’s Word is not only useful for correcting & training, but also can change you spiritually.

“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” – Hebrews 4:12, NIV

“For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.” – 1 Peter 1:23, NIV

“And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe.” – 1 Thessalonians 2:13, NIV

The Word of God is True and Inerrant ( it has no errors).

“To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – John 8:31-32, NIV

“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” – John 17:17, NIV

God’s Word is Eternal.

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” – Matthew 24:35, NIV

God’s Word shows us how to live, therefore we should meditate and memorize scripture so we may draw upon it in our time of need and in our daily life.

“Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” – Joshua 1:8, NIV

“The law of their God is in their hearts; their feet do not slip.” – Psalm 37:31, NIV

“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” – Psalm 119:11, NIV

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” – Psalm 119:105, KJV

3 Week Trial

By simply reading your Bible, you will begin to know God’s purpose and plan for you. You will recognize His majesty, His love, and His never-ending grace. Once people start to really read and understand God’s Word, they crave and yearn for more. Try reading your Bible a few chapters each night for 3 weeks, see if you notice a difference. I pray you will spend some time in the Bible and let God speak to you. For where to start reading – check out my post: So now What?

Vertical Church Band ~ Word of God
Amy Grant ~ Thy Word