Today communication is possible through many different means. How many times do we communicate with others throughout the day? God the Creator of communication desires to communicate with us. This is possible through prayer and the Bible. God speaks through His Word, the Bible, and we speak to Him through prayer.
The Bible is no ordinary book. Its author is God. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” (II Timothy 3:16)
The Bible contains sixty-six books recorded by a variety of men, yet it has a unity that can be explained only by the fact that its writers were all inspired by the Holy Spirit. The Bible’s purpose is to give God’s message to the world. The Bible’s theme is the redemption of man.
This Book is a precious, perfect, powerful book of history, law, poetry, wisdom, and prophecy which engages its readers with stories of love, adventure, wars, suffering, heroes, friendship, greed, dedication, sacrifice, and much more.
Word pictures give insight to personal testimonies of what the Bible is:
In John 4:14, Christ presents the Word as SEED, which when planted in the heart of unbelievers and is received, will result in that person’s salvation.
In Jeremiah 15:16, Jeremiah says that the word is the “JOY and rejoicing of the heart.”
In Psalm 119:105, the writer declares: “Thy Word is a LAMP unto my feet and a Light unto my path.” In other words, the Word gives understanding and shows the way to journey through this life.
In Jeremiah 20:9, Jeremiah describes the Word as a FIRE that cannot be hidden but must be shared with others.
Volumes may be written about the Bible, but only when its pages are opened and its words read, will the reader understand the life changing power of God’s Word, the Bible.
“The Bible is a book in comparison with which all others are of minor importance and which in all my perplexities and distress has never failed to give me light and strength.”
Robert E. Lee