Do you know why God Gave Us The Bible?
Hear what God says is why He gave us the Bible and how your life will be shaped as you examine what it says and believe it.
To accomplish His purposes.
“As the rain and snow come down from heaven and do not return to it without watering the earth . . .so is My word that goes out from My mouth: it will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:10, 11
To learn His will for our lives.
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2
Because it is trustworthy and we become wise through it.
“The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the Lord are
trustworthy, making wise the simple.” (Psalm 19:7)
“Every word of God is flawless.” (Proverbs 30:5
That it might work inside us.
“And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is – the word of God which is at work in you who believe.” (1 Thessalonians 2:13
That our prayers might be answered.
“If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish,
To verify everything.
“Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.” (Acts 17:11
That we might be blessed in what we do.
“Do not merely listen to the word and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it – he will be blessed in what he does.” (James 1:22-25
To give us birth.
“He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of all He created.” (James 1:18
To make us wise for salvation.
“…from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which we are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 3:15
To teach and correct us.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3:16
To equip us for good works.
To protect us.
“Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” (Ephesians 6:17
“Every word of God is flawless; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.
To help keep us from sin.
“I have hidden You in my heart, that I might not sin against You.”
To give new life.
“For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable,
“…humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.” (James 1:21)
To set us free.
“To the Jews who had believed Him Jesus said, “If you hold to My teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31,32
To give us faith.
“Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard from the
word of Christ.” (Romans 10:17
“One of those listening (to the Scriptures) was a woman named Lydia . . . The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message.” (Acts 16:14)
“But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.” (John 20:31)
“Jesus prayed to His Father, ‘For I gave them the words You gave Me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from You, and they believe that You sent Me.” (John 17:8)
“Paul’s farewell to the Ephesian elders: “Now I commit you to God and to the word of grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” (Acts 20:32)
“The word of God is living 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.” (Hebrews 4:12)
To make us successful and prosperous.
“Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be successful and prosperous.” (Joshua 1:8)
“Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the Law of the Lord, and on His Law he meditates day and night. His is like a tree planted by streams of water which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.” (Psalms 1:1-3)