Understanding the Bible is the Word of God!
(Ver 1.3) If you are reading the Bible like it was just a book of fiction or a history book or a text book, or even a reference book or an encyclopedia, you are probably missing the most important thing that you need to know about the Bible. Hopefully, you are already a Christian and already know God and understand that this book called the Bible was God’s handbook and personal letter written for you and to you. The Bible is by far the most unique book that you will every encounter. It is written in a complex and unique style like no other book that you can imagine. This book written over a vast amount of time by numerous men who were given the task of recording it, is unique in quality and content. One of the most important things to remember when reading the book, is who the author is. If you are not a Christian, this will not matter, but if you are God is the author of the entire book. Just because God is not here physically, does not mean God is not here spiritually and that He has chosen to use people to give us His message of hope.
2Ti 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
You can clearly see that this scripture in 2 Timothy claims that the Bible comes directly from God. This verse informs us that God inspired the writers what to write. The Greek word for inspiration actually means “divinely breathed or spoken”. That means the words came out of God’s mouth before they went recorded into the book. If you do not understand the significance of that statement you should read it a couple of hundred times until you do get it on the inside of you.
Jer 30:2 Thus speaketh the LORD God of Israel, saying, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.
Here in this verse in Jeremiah we can again see a verse of scripture that claims the words that Jeremiah wrote were the sayings of the Lord God. God tells Jeremiah directly what to say and then Jeremiah takes God’s words and writes them down for the nation of Israel to read and hear. This is a spiritual message delivery system that God created and utilized extensively. It is a mediator concept where a man is selected by God to be His messenger. God anoints this man for the job and then speaks to him to give him the message that He wants spoken to the people. We can clearly see that these words came out of the mouth of God before they ever were written down. God spoke them, men heard them and then finally wrote them down for us to read. God is a Spirit (John 4:24)! God is invisible to the natural eyes of man! God’s face has never been seen by any man in His spiritual form. So how would a spirit being talk with natural beings? I suppose he could just talk to men from the clouds like a giant loud speaker. It seems that when God did this when Jesus was baptized that some men heard it and others thought it thundered (John 12:29). So this does not seem to be the most effective way of communication. God could go around to everyone individually and give each one a dream and then everyone would have to figure out if it was the pizza they ate last night or if God was trying to talk to them. God could do any number of things, including writing on the side of a mountain using giant letters like a God sized bill board. However, whatever God does to try to get your attention, it would have be something that could possibly be interpreted as being something else also. If God did not do this He would violate your right of choice, if He presented you with any overwhelming evidence to His existence. So God gave His Words to a single man at a time. They were each given specific message pieces and specific words to write down. These words were then supposed to be distributed to the rest of the human race. This was God’s divine system of delivery. Hire a messenger, give them the message and we are supposed to do the rest.
While the Bible has multiple scribes or men that were given the task to record the words of God in book form, we must realize that all of the words were given and inspired by God. This book says nothing that God would not want you to know and to understand right here and right now. It doesn’t say anything that God wouldn’t say to you if you could stand before His throne in heaven and ask Him questions directly. This book contains the commandments, laws, thoughts, warnings, feelings, ideas, knowledge, understanding and wisdom of God in word form. It is a direct and personal letter full of valuable spiritual information that is designed to help you to know the author and to know who you are and your importance to the author. You should approach the Bible with this attitude of reverence and read it with the expectation that you will be hearing something directly from the mouth of God. When you approach the Bible in the right way with humility, God will not let you down and He will speak to you. I know this for a fact and you can also! God Bless!
Posted on March 27, 2010, in Bible Basics, Bible Study, Understanding and tagged Bible, Christianity, Church, God, Holy Spirit, Interpretation, Jesus, Prophecy, Religion, Revelation, Truth, understanding. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.