10th February 2011

The Bible – A Unique Book

“The Lord said to me, ‘You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.’”
Jeremiah 1:12 (NIV)

The Holy Bible is not an ordinary book. Of the millions of books that have been written, the Bible stands out as being unique. There is no other book like it, the reason being “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3:16).

As the bible is composed of scriptures which are “God-breathed”, it is completely reliable. For God is reliable (John 8:26), he is always watching to see that his word is fulfilled. We read and meditate on the bible for inspiration, and put into practice what we read for transformation—a changed life: “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus,” (Philippians 1:6). The spoken words of Jesus are “spirit and they are life” (John 6:63). The same can be said of God’s written words—they are spirit and they are life.

God challenged ancient Israel to put his word into practice and see the results: “‘Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.’” (Malachi 3:10). With the same authority he challenges us today, individually, to put our trust in Jesus Christ. “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.” (John 14:1). As David wrote in Psalm 22:5 (NIV), those who trust in God will not be disappointed. He is watching to see that his word is fulfilled.

Father in heaven, we are living in challenging times. Please help us to place our trust completely in Jesus Christ as he instructed us to do, knowing that trust or faith is a gift from you.

Study by Sherwin Scott 

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