You NEED The Bible 1
I have the best job in the world, giving people the word of God, the Bible. It is the most necessary book in existence. It is my treasure. The more I share it the more I see what it accomplishes. It is God*s book. It is His only book. It conveys His power. It is his tool of choice to impact the children of men.
Job 23:12: Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
The Bible is more important and necessary than food. Our food keeps us alive and functioning for up to 100 years. But the Bible is infinitely more important. It can give us life that lasts forever. For most of my life I did not value the word of God. Since I gave my heart to the Lord in 1985 the Bible has become increasingly important to me. It needs to be important to you as well. The loftier the place you give the Bible in your life, the loftier will be your life and your relationship with the Lord and the greater will be your enjoyment of all things.
The Bible is unique among books.
It would be preposterous if any other book laid claim to the things the Bible says about itself. Reading it, hearing it, believing it and obeying it are the wisest and most important things any man, woman or child can do. We are very foolish if we do not give it a prominent place in our life.
2 Timothy 2:15: Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
A superficial look into the Bible is insufficient. The Bible deserves diligent work and it rewards that.
James 1:21-22: Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
Laying the Bible apart is the sin connected to all sins. It will assure that our other sins will not be forgiven. It will assure that we will never cease from sin. It will assure that the Bible will not bless us. When we repent of our sin, read it and respond to it, The Bible can become part of us in a way that no other book can. If any other book made the claim that it could save our souls, we would be wise to burn that other book. If we will not hear the Word of God and obey it we are self-deceived and hopeless.
Proverbs 4:20-22: My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thy heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
Something that is left out of medical research is the Bible. We mortals cannot measure people*s commitment to the Bible therefore we cannot measure the impact it has on our physical health. Even so, a daily dose of the Bible should be prescribed along with the medications.
2 Timothy 4:2: Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
We don*t just preach the word in a pulpit. We preach the word when we sing a song that quotes scripture. We preach the word by the lives we lead. We preach the word by loving others. We preach the word by avoiding sin. We preach the word by serving God in any way.
Our Daily Bread: The Bible is a remarkable book. Millions of copies are bought each year. It has been the number-one bestseller for decades. But tragically, the Bible is said to be the least-read bestseller of all time.
Evangelist D. L. Moody: The Scriptures were not given to increase our knowledge but to change our lives. So why do we often neglect this source of transforming power?
Writer J. I. Packer: If I were the devil, one of my first aims would be to stop folk from digging into the Bible.
Allan Redpath: Do you use your Bible every day until it eventually falls apart? Bible teacher Allan Redpath advised believers to wreck a Bible every 10 years. Here*s why: God wants to speak to us through the Bible, telling us how to live for Him and answering crucial questions. Through it He warns us about the dangers of sin and provides us with nourishing spiritual food.
Joanie Yoder: Don*t neglect your Bible. If you do, you will neglect your own spiritual health.
Our Daily Bread: A well-worn Bible is a sign of a well-fed soul.
Our Daily Bread: The Bible is as wise in what it leaves unsaid as in what it says.
Martin Luther: The Bible is the cradle in which Christ lies.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon: As it is necessary to repair the waste of the body by the frequent meal, so we must repair the waste of the soul by feeding upon the Book of God, or by listening to the preached Word, or by the soul-fattening table of the ordinances . . . without constant restoration we are not ready for the perpetual assaults of heaven, or even for the strifes within.
Howard Sugden: It is the Word of God that does the work of God.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon: He who despises the writings of God despises the God who wrote them.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon: The Word of God will repay searching. Scripture grows upon the student. It is full of surprises.
2 Timothy 3:16: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: