Devotionals

How Does the Bible Help?
Date: 06.25.2008
Satan attacks us with different kinds of weapons. One of them is negative feelings. Feelings of anger, depression, disappointments, dejection abandonment, hurt, and guilt are real, and they are often very difficult to overcome. Especially when there is no one around to help, or when you are all by yourself depressed, oppressed, and suppressed by them. These negative feelings need to be counteracted by the Word of God—“IT IS WRITTEN” (Matt 4:4-11). Jesus was well equipped to face the power of darkness as he began the ministry on this earth. How about us?

More we are informed of the content of the Bible better chances we have to deal with our negative feelings. Jesus said, “Then, you will know the truth and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). How much of our Bible we know? Are we using them only as a reference book? We need to read the Bible as often as possible on a daily basis so that we may know the truth better.

The history of the Bible is very long and fascinating. Many men and women of God gave their lives to make it available to us. It is a unique treasure. There is not other book parallel to this. It is one of the best sellers in the world. On the one hand, the Bible gives us the real picture of this world. On the other hand, it helps us to see a world beyond the realm of this world; the human eyes cannot see.

The Bible claims itself to be the Word of God. It assures prosperity, and success (Jos 1:8). It claims longevity and affectivity (Isa 55:11, Jer 23:29). It asserts itself as an active, living, dynamic, and useful book (2 Tim 3:16-17, Heb 4:12). It regenerates irreversible new life (1 Pet 1:23). It is essential for our spiritual growth (1 Pet 2:2). It is a must read if we want to know about Jesus (Jn 1:1, 14, Rev 19:13). It promises a blessed life for those who take delight in it (Ps 1:1-3). It recommends itself not only for reading, or meditating, or studying, but also memorizing (hiding it in our hearts; Ps 119:9-11) so that we may be able to use it like Jesus used it “IT IS WRITTEN.”

The Bible can become a blessing in our lives when it guards our inner lives, feelings, and emotions. We need it as we live in a world where we are often influenced by the power of the dark world. It depends on how much it is read. What about your Bible?

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