Why I Love The Bible

by Bro. Charlie Heath

2 Timothy 3:15-17 - “And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”

As Christians, we say that the Bible is God’s revelation of Himself to man. If we want to know more about who God is and His plan for our life, then we must know more about His written Word.

Paul writes to Timothy, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and says that the Bible accomplishes three practical purposes in every life.

It is because of these three truths that I love the Word of God.
1. The Bible tells us how to be saved.
“Thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”

Because of Adam’s fall in Genesis 3, we were born sinners (Rom. 5:12). Furthermore, the Bible states that we have chosen to reject God and go our own way (Rom. 3:10-12). Therefore, the Bible says that we were at enmity with the righteous and holy God because of our sin (Rom. 5:10).

I am thankful that God made a way of salvation through the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. That being said, what if we did not have God's Word? God could have gone to these great lengths to provide redemption for mankind, but if they were not divinely recorded for us then we would never know about His grace and mercy. I love the Bible because it reveals God’s plan for salvation.

2. The Bible tells us how to live in fellowship with God.
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”

It has been said that “doctrine” teaches us what is right. “Reproof” teaches us what is wrong. “Correction” teaches us how to get right, and “instruction in righteousness” teaches us how to stay right.

I am thankful that God did not give us a book that teaches us how to be saved but neglects to teach us how to live in communion with our Creator. I love the Bible because it teaches me how to live in fellowship with God.

3. The Bible tells us how to grow as Christians.
“That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”

God’s plan after salvation is that we would mature in our walk with the Lord. We know that the Holy Spirit has His part in this process as He leads us and guides us, but He does not accomplish this work alone. He uses the Scriptures to grow us in the Lord. When the Bible is opened, the Lord speaks to us and convicts us through the Person of the Holy Ghost. I love the Bible because it tells us how to grow as Christians.

My hope and prayer is that you love the Bible as well. It is God’s love letter to us. Do you love God’s Word?






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