Why Is the Bible Important?

May 23, 2020

May 23, 2020 • Andrew Stevens • READ: ACTS 10:43; 2 TIMOTHY 3:14-17; TITUS 1:2

Have you ever played the telephone game? One person whispers a sentence in someone’s ear. That person whispers it in another’s ear and so on and so on, until it reaches the last person. That person then shares the distorted mumbo jumbo that finally made it through the whispering line. Then, laughter breaks out at the nonsense. It’s hard to believe how quickly the truth can be distorted. And here’s the amazing thing. Because of the Holy Spirit, the Bible is not distorted. Its words were God-breathed through the writers God called. And, today, He guides translators and publishers as they work to bring that Word into other languages. The Bible is our source of truth because it is God’s Word, and He does not lie. But why does the Bible matter? The Bible is the truth straight from God. It is the true story of God’s work in His world—the history of the human race and our relationship with our Creator. The Bible matters because it is how we get to know our Creator and Savior, Jesus Christ. Because it is filled with the truth about Jesus, the Bible is the only place with eternal promises that never get broken (Titus 1:2). Jesus—who is God—is perfect and will not fail, even when we do (2 Timothy 2:10-13). The Bible is the grandest love story, and we are the ones loved through Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. If it weren’t for the Bible, how would we know the truth and extent of God’s love? The Bible reminds us that, without Christ, we are spiritually starved. It leads us to the Bread of Life: Jesus, the only Savior from sin and death (John 6:35). • Tracie Lobstein • Throughout Scripture, God promised us a Savior: Jesus. What are some promises from the Bible that point to Him? • The world is full of partial truths and things that appear true, but God’s Word is the truth because it shows us the One who is the truth (John 14:6). As Christians, how does the Holy Spirit help us decipher lies from the truth (John 14:23-26; 1 Corinthians 2:10-16)? All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)