The Bible is the greatest, most breathtaking book in all of human history. The synthesis of each sentence and book into the whole comes together as a celestial symphony of God’s word. From page to page, God’s plan and desire is revealed. Each book shines light on who God is, his character, and who we are as His creation. Ultimately, it speaks of Jesus and what He has done, who we are in Him, and our future as sons and daughters of God.
For the believer, the Bible is a foundational resource. As the word of God, it acts as the foundation for teaching. God does not change, and He does not contradict what he has spoken and what has been written in scripture. Knowledge of scripture alerts us to erroneous and false teaching, to mindsets and attitudes that would lead us away from Jesus Christ.
Meditation on scripture conforms us to God. As we contemplate scripture, our minds and hearts are transformed. We gain new spiritual eyes. Eyes that see more like God sees. A mind that thinks and understands things ever closer to God’s ultimate perspective. God’s word brings wisdom and understanding that goes beyond natural deduction or psychology. God’s word is a light to our path. It lights the road ahead, allowing us to see further down the road of our own walk in life.
In all situations, scripture brings hope and edification. As we learn God’s commandments and hide them in our heart, we no longer yield to our earthly, natural desires. As we walk through life, the Holy Spirit reminds us of scripture. For a believer, reading and remembering Bible verses that apply to our daily situation can be a powerful step in consistently hearing the voice of God. Today may you have a fresh excitement to read the Bible, and may it light your road ahead, and may you hear the voice of God and the confirmation of the Holy Spirit over His word, and may the words of life be hidden in your heart.