God's Word...what an amazing thing we have. For most people it sits idly on their bookshelf collecting dust. Some are too preoccupied with the 'busyness' of life, enjoying their ipods, internet, tv, radio, etc. to understand what God has done through His word. Some have dismissed it as irrelevant...a collection of fables/myths/moral stories. How sad!
Genesis 1:3 stars off with the words "And God said", throughout the beginning of creation we see God using his word to literally 'speak' the universe into existance. "And God said...", over and over throughout the first book of Genesis. By the power of His Word, God spoke everything we see in creation...from nothing...right into existance. That means even you...humanity was spoken into existance by the power of God and His Word. Even people that doubt God or don't believe in Him...it matters not...even they have been spoken into existence by Him.
If you read the Bible, you will come to see that God makes it clear that He speaks and things happen...in fact, He makes it clear that there is nothing that He speaks that does not come to pass. It is really amazing.
So what do we have in this Bible? We have an accurate history of what happened in this world...why things are the way they are. We don't have to grope blindly around in this world like we have no answers....God himself has provided the answer and coallated it into a nicely packaged 'book'..we call the Bible.
What the Bible is NOT:
- It is NOT a collection of fables.
- It is NOT a collection of moral stories.
- It is NOT fiction.
- It IS...written by God Himself (through men).
- It IS...truth. Man will be wrong, but God is never wrong. Men can misunderstand the Bible, but the Bible is not wrong.
- It IS...accurate history. The events depicted in the Bible literally happened. There was a real Adam and Eve, there was a real global flood, etc.
- It IS...answers to many 'questions' people have life. "Why are we here?"...answered "Why do we die?"...answered, "Why do I get sick?"...answered.
You see, God has provided a way through the Bible to definitely know Him...who He is, what He desires, how can we come to Him, who is His Son, why did Jesus die on the cross? All of these answers can be found in the Bible.
So maybe slow down in life for a second, turn off your computer, turn off your ipod, tv, etc and go dust off that Bible and take a look at who is this Creator that has given you life.
And don't be swayed when you hear others dismissing this great book...for know this: That this Holy Bible and the Words God Himself has spoken...will *never* fade away...it's truth will remain forever. Jesus said in Matthew 24:35 "Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away."
So read it for yourself...it is a book like no other.