The Bible, which consists of 66 books of Scripture, is bound together into a single volume. There are 39 books from the old testament and 27 books from the new testament. This volume is God’s instruction manual for our lives. It is the ‘heartbeat’ of God. Human hands were instructed to pen the words, but the inspiration is, solely, from the breath of God. Everything God wants to reveal to His children is written in the Scriptures.
There are ‘no errors’ in the Word of God! There isn’t anything that has been added or removed. There are ‘no’ contradictions within the Scriptures; simply, complementary writings. To unite and make us like-minded in one doctrine of faith, God provides His Helper, the Holy Spirit, as the one way to interpret His Word. The Holy Spirit dwells inside of every believer, and He will guide us in our biblical studies.
The Bible is the Living Word of God because it is applicable to every generation and never ending. As we read and study the Scriptures, our eyes will, continually, be opened to new revelations. God will reveal Himself to us. He will speak to our hearts. As we continue to read and grow in His Word, each book becomes clearer, more meaningful, and connected to help us understand what He is teaching us.
You’ve heard people say “then the light came on”. Well, Jesus’ Light is, always, on for those who want to draw near to Him, know Him, and understand Him on a personal basis. The Bible is written like a puzzle. It has pieces of subject matter scattered from Genesis to Revelation. This is why many scholars have taken the time to produce references throughout each book. But, unlike some puzzles, the Bible is solvable for those who want to know God’s purposes and plans for their lives. God, with His divine wisdom, didn’t write a simple book for us to skim over and toss away. He didn’t write a manual that no one could understand, either. He wrote the story of His creation, unconditional love, laws and judgments, system of justice, plan of redemption, fulfilled and unfulfilled prophecies, and future plans to be revealed at His appointed time. He reveals Himself and His plans in such a way that we yearn to know more and more.
Think about this, also. The Bible is the only work in existence that convicts us of our sins! Scripture tells us that thousands of people would gather, daily; sometimes standing all day long to hear ‘the good news’. Through the ministry of the Apostles, the Holy Spirit interpreted the scrolls for the people. Today, you and I can, simply, sit in a comfortable chair at home, turn on a lamp, and study God’s Word contained in a nice leather bound book.
With thankfulness to our Father through His Son, Jesus Christ.
In Jesus’ name,
Debby Mac Manes, disciple of Jesus Christ <><