The Bible, God’s Word, is far from old-fashioned. I know some believe that its teachings are outdated and irrelevant, but that doesn’t make it so. It seems our current culture’s way of thinking and list of morals are on opposite ends of the spectrum from the teachings of the scriptures. This leads some to believe that we don’t need it anymore.
Nothing could be further from the truth. The Bible, God’s Word, is just as relevant today as it has ever been. And with countries burning Bibles and killing Christians worldwide, we need it now more than ever.
Here are twelve reasons why you still need the Bible in your life.
1. It was from the beginning.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1-2
2. It’s revealed to us in Jesus Christ.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
3. It will be relevant for eternity.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.Mark 13:31
4. It’s a living and active judge of your heart.
For the Word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
5. It’s needed for life.
It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ Matthew 4:4
6. It makes you wise to salvation in Jesus Christ.
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:14-15
7. It equips you to fight against sin and live for Christ.
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
8. It tells you the truth.
Sanctify them by the truth; your Word is truth. John 17:17
9. It lights your way.
Your Word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105
10. It keeps you from sin.
I have hidden your Word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11
11. It’s flawless.
As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s Word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him. Psalm 18:30
12. It has the power to save you.
Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the Word planted in you, which can save you. Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. James 1:21-22
Think about it:
- What steps can you take to get to know more of the Bible?
- Look up 2 Timothy 3:16-17