Blessed to have a Bible
Can you imagine life without a Bible? Today as I drove around in my car, I was listening to the Bible on CD. As I sit here in my office with my Bible by my side, I cannot even visualize not having a Bible. How blessed we are in America to have plentiful copies of God’s Word.
The word “Bible” comes from the Greek word “biblos.” This word was associated with the papyrus plant, from which ancient writing materials were made. Around the end of the 2nd century God’s Word began to be called the Bible. Also since the 2nd century, the Bible has been divided into two sections: 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 books in the New Testament.
The most important truth about the Bible is its inspiration. II Timothy 3:16-17, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” The words of the Bible are inspired of God.
Psalm 12:6-7, “The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.” This promise was made 2500 years ago, and God is still providentially
protecting the entirety of His Word! What a wonderful God!
This coming Sunday is Bible Sunday…
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