Friday October 17, 2008
The Supreme Worth of God’s Word
2 Timothy 3:16-17
From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is filled with God’s words. The Holy Spirit oversaw the writing of His message to be sure it was relevant, reliable, and without error.
The Scriptures contain the Lord’s complete revelation about His character, kingdom, and plan of salvation. Consider the variety and importance of the topics covered in this timeless book: the creation of our world; the fall of man; the presence and power of sin; the penalty owed for transgression; future judgment; Satan’s program; our need for a Savior; His offer of forgiveness; the redemption of mankind; the history of faith; and wisdom for living. Questions about life’s meaning, man’s purpose, the source of evil, and life after death are also answered.
All sections of the Word are valuable and interconnected. For example, the gospels tell about redemption, while the Old Testament contains prophecies about the Messiah who would come to save us. John 1:29 proclaimed that Jesus was the Lamb of God, who would take away our sins; Leviticus and Numbers help us understand this concept through descriptions of the sacrificial system. The first book of the Bible teaches us that Abraham’s faith was credited to him as righteousness (Gen. 15:6). And in the New Testament, we learn that everyone’s salvation is by faith alone, and not through works (Eph. 2:8-9).
God gave us the Bible so we might know Him personally, be adopted into His family, and bring glory to His name. Make it your goal to become more familiar with the most important book ever written.
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