Why did God give us the Bible?
God gave us the Bible to tell us the story of His infinite love and redemption for man. The Lord inspired Holy men to write down His sacred truths (2 Timothy 3:16). The human authors wrote exactly what God wanted them to write, and the result was the perfect and holy Word of God (Psalm 12:6; 2 Peter 1:21).
At the very beginning, the Bible narrates the story of how the Lord created humans with the ability to choose good or evil (Deuteronomy 30:15-18). And the scriptures instructed that to be citizens of God’s kingdom and live eternally, humans must be obedient to God’s laws of love (Deuteronomy 28). To choose the devil’s way is to choose not to love which leads to eternal death (Psalm 37:9). Sadly, the human race rebelled against God. They disconnected themselves from Him, the life giver, and hence lost their eternal life (Genesis 3). Sin led to death (Romans 6:23).
But God felt infinite deep compassion over the human race and planned to send His Son to redeem them (Genesis 3:15). The innocent Son of God, the Creator of all, died to set humans free again and deliver them from eternal death. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
The Bible presents the good news of God’s salvation that became available for those that accept the death of Jesus on their behalf. And those that accept Christ’s death must live a life of obedience to God. But those that reject Jesus’ death on their behalf will have to die for their own sins (John 1:12).
God Offers Salvation and Victory
The amazing Bible truth is that the Lord not only offers forgiveness for sin but He also gives the power to obey His law (Philippians 4:13). For the Lord grants a new godly nature to His children. All that needed to be done could be done by Christ-given power. When the divine commands are obeyed, the Lord makes Himself responsible for the victory of the Christian. “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57).
Thus, the Lord delivers His children from the clutches of the devil completely. Jesus promised, “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand” (John 10:28). Physical death comes to the righteous and the evil alike and from this the “sheep” are not protected. However, they granted the promise that they will not be “hurt” by the second death (Revelation 2:11).
Salvation and love is the central theme of the Bible (Isaiah 45:22). The Bible is God’s road map to heaven for His words “are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63). We invite you today to get to know your Heavenly Father’s love by prayerfully reading His book-the Holy Bible.
In His service,