What’s the purpose of the Bible?
Today we’re looking at what the purpose of the Bible is. Remember, this is only a few of the wonderful things the Bible can do for you.
To teach us about the character of God.
Psalm 89: 34
I will not violate my covenant or alter what my lips have uttered.
God is faithful.
Luke 11: 13
If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!
God is good.
Philippians 4: 19
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
God is my provider.
2 Timothy 3:15
…and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
John 20: 30-31
Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
1 John 5: 13
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.
To develop a more intimate relationship with God.
James 4: 8
Come near to God and he will come near to you.
Revelation 3: 20
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
To access God’s Power and Promises
Isaiah 55: 11
so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
2 Peter 1: 3
His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
To show us God’s Will.
Romans 12: 2
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
To help us in our daily life.
2 Timothy 3: 16-17
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.
Next time, I’ll share some of the ways I study the Bible.
Your turn: Share a favorite Bible verse with us and if you’d like, share why it’s so important to you.
Thanks and God Bless,