How important is the Bible or Word of God? It is vital that this question resonates in our lives and so we can realize the eternal value that it has. The first thing we must understand is that this is the Word of God, which is inerrant, true, noble and that guides us to all justice and truth. It is not a simple book with the black cap that says “Holy Bible”, it is the Word of God, and it will guide us to live a full and healthy life before God.
The apostle Paul understood very well the meaning of the Scriptures and that is why he says the following:
16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,
17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
Friends, the apostle begins this verse 16 in a very definitive way, he says: “All Scripture is inspired by God.” I think that is the first thing we should know, that the Bible is a living book, it is a book that produces life, for the simple fact that it is the Word of God given to mankind. Today many people in the church find this book boring, they are too lazy to read it or study it, they find it a very overwhelming task for their so animated life. However, brothers, we are supposed to be anxious to know this Word, since it is the Word of God.
The usefulness of the Scriptures
It is by the Holy Scriptures, the Bible, that we know the Will of God towards men and women here on Earth. Through years and years, the Bible has taught us that God is in three persons, and the history of God’s people. In the Bible we find the words of our Lord Jesus Christ; it shows us his life and his works.
Without Scripture, what would we—the children of God—know about the Lord God and his purposes to human beings, from Genesis to Revelation?
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17
The Bible was inspired by God, transmitted to wise men, whom He lead, through his Holy Spirit, so that they could write what happened in the history of God’s people throughout the ages. And His revelation could remain and was kept for the instruction of everyone who wants to know the true and perfect Will of our Lord God, who loves us.
The Bible, as a wonderful Book for us who believe in it, has been destroyed and burnt many times; but not all people did that, since many have loved and defended it, even with their own lives.
It is a treasure for us. We would be lost without it. We cannot neglect but remember the Bible, if we want our spirit to be comforted by its reading and meditation.
We ought to be grateful to God, and also to those people who worked and fought so that the Word of God may be kept for the welfare of men and women in this World, or other inhabited worlds that may exist.
May the name of God be blessed. and his Good Will towards men.
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” (Luke 2:14)