While I was at work yesterday reading my Bible during some down time, a co worker approached me and we began talking about how the Bible is much more than documented history. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but before I really started reading my Bible, I assumed it was basically full of the do’s and don’ts of Christianity. I am truly in awe of the word of God, because it is so much more than documented history and record of laws.
It is life!
My coworker made the comment “The word is alive” hence where I got the name for this blog. It’s impossible to find few words to describe the Bible, but that phrase hit me right in the feels!
As a matter of fact, the Bible itself says in Hebrews 4:12 NIV “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.”
But even though the events in the Bible happened long ago, it is still the past, present, and future.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV says “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
Just as God breathed life into Adam, he also gave life to scripture.
The purpose of God’s word is to help us navigate life, but even more important, reveal to us God’s will for our life and the way of salvation.
A year ago, my life was the same as it is today in every single way other than still being pregnant. But I also had not fully submitted myself to the Lord and it was a challenge daily to find joy in anything. But when I made the decision to commit to reading the Bible, I fell in an indescribable love with God and it’s hard not to look around and feel joy because I am no longer blinded by ignorance. When I opened the Bible, my eyes and my heart were truly open to receive the joy of the lord, and as Nehemiah 8:10 mentions, “The joy of the Lord is your strength.”
It all comes back to the word of God!
I challenge anyone reading this to fully commit yourself to reading the Bible. Take your time, book by book, and get to know the Lord.
For psalm 119:9 NIV says “How can a young person stay on the path of purity?