What Is The Bible And Why Is It So Important?

What makes the Bible the most uniquely wonderful book ever written? It was written long long ago and there is no other book like it! In fact, it is not just one book, but 66 books all written together in unity. It was written by 40 different men over about 2,000 years, on three different continents and in three separate languages. All 66 books flow together in perfect unity though because they were all authored by one person-God. Without much dispute, it is the best-selling book of all time. Every year over 100 million copies are sold throughout the world!

The Bible is the story of God's relationship with humanity from creation until Heaven. It is a story of love, heartache, rebellion, and redemption. It is through this story that God chose His love to be passed down from generation to generation.

The Bible Is Fully Inspired By God
The Bible is not just another storybook though, it is God's story to us. It was not only written down by men of God but was authored by the Holy Spirit. Because of this, we know that we can trust the Bible to be God's Holy Words.

"All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God[a] may be complete, equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17

"Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit." 2 Peter 1:20-21

The Bible Is The Living Word
The Bible is not just a book, it is the living, active Word of God! The word is powerful because it is the word of God. The Bible is able to convict us, teach us, and lead us. It can come to our defense against evil, change the hardest of hearts, bring joy to those who mourn, and gives hope to all who believe!

"For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart." Hebrews 4:12

The Bible Is A Light
The Bible is a light to our dark world and shows us the way we should go.
"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path."
Psalm 119:105
"The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple." Psalm 119:130

The Bible Is Our Daily Bread
The Bible is not something that we should leave on the shelf gathering dust or only pick up to read when we have a problem, it is needed daily. When we live in the Word, the Word lives in us. When Jesus was being tempted by Satan, He used Scripture to rebuke him.
"But he answered, “It is written,
“‘Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4
"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." Matthew 6:33
" How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!" Psalm 119:103

When we read the Bible, we are empowered and encouraged to live for God. Whether you read the physical paper book, an online version, have an app or listen to the Bible on audio- don't miss out on what He wants you to hear! Through the Word, God speaks truth to us, but if we aren't listening and opening our hearts, we won't hear what He is saying. Be in the Word daily and see how good our God is!