We often hear that “the Bible is the best-selling book in the world.” But having said that has little significance if it has no influence in and on the lives of its owners. It is one thing to own a Bible; it is quite another thing to live by its teachings, accept its plan of salvation and live a life that honors God.
There was a time in the history of the world when it was the most influential book ever written. It was the most honored book that was ever published and, more highly respected than any other book in the world. It was held in high esteem by everyone - whether they knew its Author or not.
With little doubt, the Bible has been relegated to an inferior role in the world. It has been replaced by books that promote scientific knowledge. If a fact cannot be proven, it cannot be believed. Often the factual foundation for what many believe may be badly flawed. They say with certainty, however, that what they believe will be proven someday – it will simply take time. Science, they profess, will prove them right.
It is interesting that many ridicule the Bible for scientific reasons. But consider this: The Bible was never written to teach science, but it is scientifically correct. It was not written to teach history, but its contents are historically accurate. It was not written to teach psychology, but its contents are psychologically sound.
The Bible was written to give us an understanding of God and His truth. “I have more understanding than all my teachers,” said the Psalmist. “You have taught me.”
Prayer: Help us, Father, to put our trust in You and Your truth. In Your word we find understanding, salvation, and life everlasting. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: I have more understanding than all my teachers. You have taught me. Psalm 119:99a & 119:102b
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