Five Reasons Why The Bible Is Important
And as was His custom, He went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and He stood up to read. (Luke 4:16)
This past Sunday I made the statement “In God’s house, the word of God should be taught.” Today we’re going look at five reasons why the word of God is so important to Christians.
First, the Word of God is infallible.
For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 1:21)
In other words, the word of God was given by God Himself, by His Holy Spirit, to the men who were entrusted to write it.
This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; He is a shield for all those who take refuge in Him. (Psalm 18:30)
Second, the Word of God is complete.
The Bible does not need any new chapters or verses. It is all given to us already.
And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts (2 Peter 1:20)
We’re even given a warning:
“For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” (Revelation 22:18-19)
Third, the Word of God is authoritative.
In other words, it can be trusted as being accurate and true.
“Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven.” (Psalms 119:89)
The Word of God is the only source for absolute divine authority in every area of our life.
Fourth, God’s Word is totally sufficient for all of our needs.
All of the wisdom, knowledge, and direction we need to navigate through life is contained in the holy scriptures:
“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)
And fifth, the Word of God will accomplish what it promises.
FACT: When God says something will happen, it will happen.
“So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11)
The word of God declares timeless truths that will never change. It foretells the future with 100% accuracy. Cultures change, societies change, but the word of God will never change.
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. (Isaiah 40:8)
We can change the world, one life at a time…