Not Like Any Other Book
The powerful messages in the Bible
can be read, every day, for a lifetime!
God's Word eases and simplifies the chaos and pain
of our tension-filled world.
We, by the grace of God,
have an all access pass to God's guidance
through this amazing treasure we call...
The Bible is unchanging, absolute, supreme,
authoritative, and infallible.
There is no question of the Bible's veracity.
Once the Bible has been read...
it would be a great absurdity to be indifferent to it;
for its claims are irrefutable and insurmountable.
God's Word answers the call
and speaks to the needs of each of us,
of every age.
The Bible is the only book in the world
that is read by scores of people
from every corner of the world
and from almost every age range.
The Bible is the only valid and consistent basis
for making moral judgments.
Any other basis for judgment
would be a useless upheaval of conflicting human
The Word of God goes beyond its written message.
God's Word illuminates our minds...like rays of light.
The Bible is incredibly important for our growth...
as without it, our feelings, emotions, and imaginations
would dictate what and who we think God is.
As we study the Bible,
there is no end to our learning about God.
The best way to know the Father is to read about Him.
The Bible contains everything we need
to know about God...
in order to have a right relationship with God.
If we can align our thinking with what God says,
we will approach the Bible humbly, expectantly,
obediently, joyfully, studiously listening,
and doing what it says.
When we approach God's Word in this manner...
we will sense more of its power in our lives.
God's Word is a Discerner of the thoughts
and intents of the heart.
When God's Word is alive, and moving in and through us...
it can transform our hearts, our thinking, and our lives.
The knowledge we gain from God’s Word equips us
and guides us with everything good for doing God's will.
The truth comprised in the Bible has faultless authority.
There are many verses in the Scriptures whose meaning
we will not exhaust in a lifetime of reflection.
God’s Word is eternal truth.
Although the Bible has been faithfully preserved
for many centuries...
the truths found in God's Word
are timeless, relative, and relevant to every generation,
situation, or circumstance we might face.
God's Word provides divine guidance
for every aspect of our lives.
The Bible covers a whole panorama of human experiences.
It also reveals the whole counsel of God to mankind.
God's Word provides...
everything for life!
When the heart is heavy and ear is deaf...
we can read God's written Messages
and regain our nearness to God.
God is able to reach down and touch
the point of our greatest need...
with His word!
Pondering the sacred pages of the Scriptures
can unlock revelations and give us great direction in life.
A Scripture that we may have read numerous times before
can take on nuances of meanings that are refreshing
especially when we are faced with a new challenge in life.
Anyone who consistently reads the Bible has,
more than likely,
experienced, while reading,
a verse that jumped out...
and spoke to that need in their life.
God’s Spirit is able to move the truths
written on the pages of Scripture...
into our hearts!
The words of the Bible has power to speak to,
shape, change, sustain, and benefit our lives for eternity!
No matter who we are or where we are,
even during those soul searching experiences
filled with anguish beyond words,
we can find, in God's Word,
a source of solace and comfort.
“For everything that was written in the past
was written to teach us,
so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures
and the encouragement they provide
we might have hope”
Within the covers of the Bible we discover God,
God's Biblical instructions,
the Commandments of God
for our everyday life experiences,
God's authoritative guidance concerning
how we should live and interact with one another,
and the truth we must know
in order to be rightly akin to God.
Inside the Bible are the solutions and answers
to the most profound questions and perplexing problems
we could ever have.
The Bible imparts truthful answers regarding life issues.
The Bible is full of principles
for equipping, restoring, and sustaining our lives.
These principles were established
by God Himself.
The Bible is one of the most influential
and important Books ever written.
Even a casual reader of the Bible will soon discover he is
reading a very powerful and unusual Book.
The Bible is unique among all other books because...
it is from the Author of Truth.
The Bible communicates pure truth about God...
what God is like, what God has done,
and what God expects of us,
and none of its contents have ever been found inaccurate.
There may be concepts we do not understand,
but that never negates the fact that God’s Word is accurate.
The Bible speaks of... and shows the way of life
from its beginning to its end.
God's Word instructs us about all matters that concern life.
God has given us His Word as a Guide
for our personal conduct and Spiritual growth.
Scripture reveals divine commands,
standards, and principles
regarding the way we can live a godly, holy,
and obedient life.
The Bible leads us the right way,
reveals the perfect ideal,
and inspires us to live life God's way.
Scripture transforms our thoughts,
feelings, decisions, and actions,
with the result that our lives are brought progressively
into greater submission to the Will of God.
How blessed we are when we yield our whole life
to its influence...
so that we might be guided and fashioned
by God's Word.
Each time the passages, in the Bible,
are prayerfully, faithfully, and carefully re-read...
we are able to enter into, listen to, meditate on,
and embrace more deeply the mystery that
these significant messages reveal.
God can speak to our immediate condition
through the Words of Scripture.
The Bible warns us of the consequences
of our sinful choices.
It shows us our recklessness and mistakes.
The Bible is one way that God,
the wonderful Giver of Life,
speaks to us decisively, powerfully,
There are other good books out there,
but none like the Word of God.
The inexhaustible and trustworthy Word of Almighty God
is in no way an ordinary book.
Our efforts to know who God is and what God is like
lies beyond the capability of mere mortals.
2 Peter 1:21, says,
"For no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will,
but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoken from God."
God's Word is a
Divinely inspired Book
for our enlightenment.
It has a much higher than human
The origin of Scripture is God...
The Bible was written by a wide diversity of
authors (as many as 40)...
over a period of approximately 1,600 years...
over 60 generations.
The writers were quite diverse...
from many different locations.
They wrote during war and peace.
The writers were from three different continents,
and they wrote in three different languages.
The writers of the Bible
came from all walks of life.
Moses, was a political leader;
Joshua, was a military leader;
David, was a shepherd;
Solomon, was a king;
Amos, was a herdsman and fruit picker;
Daniel, was a prime minister;
Matthew, was a tax collector;
Luke, was a medical doctor;
Paul, was a rabbi;
and Peter, was a fisherman;
just to name a few.
Think about it:
Some were kings, some were peasants,
some were philosophers,
fishermen, physicians, statesmen, scholars,
poets, and farmers.
They lived in a variety of cultures,
with different experiences and backgrounds.
Regardless of the diversity,
and despite the nature of its composition
and considering the continuity of its teachings...
the Bible has no inconsistencies or contradictions.
The Bible is bound together as
one distinct and unified Book
by historical sequence, prophecy,
The Bible is not merely the product of human ingenuity
or human opinion... it is God-breathed.
God divinely influenced the human authors
of the Scriptures in such a way
that what they wrote was the very Word of God.
The same God whose creative power
breathed the "Breath of life"
into all of creation...
is the same God who breathed inspiration
into the writers of the Bible.
The testimony is not that the writers were inspired,
but the words are inspired, or God-breathed,
including every inflection of the words.
In hundreds of passages, the Bible declares or takes the
position explicitly or implicitly that it is nothing less than
the very Word of God.
The Bible is unique among all other books because...
it is from the Author of truth.
God's Word is the foundation for defending truth.
The more we read God's Word...
the deeper our understanding will become,
and the more we will grow in Spirit and Truth.
The Bible is a treasury of insight
as to who we are and why we are here.
The Bible is our guidebook for living.
The truths found in Scripture, when applied,
changes the way we approach and handle life
and all of its issues.
The Bible gives us purpose and direction.
The Bible is a remarkable compilation
of Books that contains pure truth
about the essence of mankind.
In God's Word the whole of life is revealed.
The Bible communicates to mankind what God is like.
It is the background that supports and testifies
to who Jesus is and what He did.
The Scriptures help us to know God and ourselves.
No Word that God has spoken
is a mere literary artifact just to be considered.
God's Word is life-changing and all powerful!
God's Word is unchanging, enduring,
indestructible, full of wisdom, and prophecy.
No other book on earth has been able to
make such an effect in its readers.
The Bible contains the Divine power of our Creator.
The ever-present assumption of the writers of the Bible is
that the Bible is God-breathed... it is the Word of God.
God reveals Himself through His Word.
The Creator wants men and women to understand Him
as He reveals Himself in the Holy Scriptures.
It’s important that we carefully consider this truth
and not read our own ideas—or misconceptions—into
We live in a time where the whole atmosphere of life
and God's Word are under critical scrutiny.
Some have rejected God of the Bible...
even before they begin to consider
whether God's Word could be true.
When people reject the Bible...
Peter says they are “Willfully” ignorant
(2 Peter 3:5).
It is not a matter of evidence;
they just do not want to be convinced.
People are free to reject God's Word
and do whatever the carnal mind chooses to do.
However, they will be held accountable to God
for the choices they have made.
People who violate the teachings and wisdom
of God's Word...
do so... at their own peril.
Some people have proud hearts and are rebellious
and they do not want to submit to the truth
(Romans 1:18, 1:21–23, 2:14–15).
The Bible has been exalted, condemned,
denied, and made illegal to own or read in some places.
Some have been tortured to death for trying to access it.
Many have loved and cherished the Bible...
some have hated it.
Some have restricted it, prohibited it, debated it,
desecrated it, burned it, discouraged it,
misrepresented it, banned it, and battled over it.
People have sworn on the Bible.
Some have sworn at the Bible.
Some have tried to, totally, eradicate God's Word.
God's Word has survived attacks of every kind.
Hundreds of philosophies and scores of religions
have been invented by men
in their efforts to circumvent the Word of God.
Some have given the impression
that anyone with a minimum amount of intelligence
could not possibly believe the Bible
as an accurate record from God.
In this they fulfill the Scripture
“For who has known the mind of God?
Or who has become His counselor?”
“Do not boast and lie against the truth.
This wisdom does not descend from above,
but is earthly, sensual, demonic”
Powerful men and entire nations
have tried to eliminate the Bible and destroy it,
but they failed because...
One can experience real spiritual change if...
one can truly listen to God, comprehend,
leave ego out, exercise patience, and trust Scripture.
When one comprehends and applies Scripture to life...
they are usually a lot wiser,
concerning the decisions of life,
than those who do not know.
God, who is the Source of wisdom...
gives wisdom and understanding
to us as we study the Bible.
This is something for which we can pray
God's Word provides guidance, and instruction.
God's Word cleans our hearts and minds.
God's Word supplies insights in our trials.
God's Word is our Source of faith and spiritual strength.
God's Word is our perfect Comforter,
Blueprint, and Guide.
God's Word gives us consolation and salvation.
God's Word embodies all the knowledge we need
to solve our problems and fill the longing of our soul.
God's Word is an oasis of truth, direction, sanity, and joy.
Our world is constantly changing,
but “The Word of God stands forever”
God’s Word cannot be destroyed.
The more God's Word is tried...
the more it shows itself as superior.
If we desire for the Word to “Take root” in our lives
so that we produce a harvest that pleases God
(Matthew 13:23), we must ponder, reflect,
and meditate on what we read
and study in God's Word.
The Scriptures have... and always will provide
strength and inspiration to those who trusts them.
The time tested Words of God's counsel...
comfort and encourage us.
In the midst of hardship and loneliness...
when faced with the destructive winds of adversity...
when our faith has been tried
by persecution, criticism, and scorn...
God's Word never fails to provide the strength,
inspiration, and enlightenment
to those who trust and stand on the firm foundation of
God's Mighty Word.
May we establish our roots deep in God's Word
as we cultivate a continual sweet communion with God.
As we apply God's Message to our lives...
we will grow and change,
and our spiritual life will not just survive,
but it will thrive!