Three Reasons the Bible Still Matters
We have all heard the argument that the Bible is an out of touch, old book that is no longer relevant in today’s modern world. In fact, the truth is the exact opposite (Hebrews 4:12). The Bible is alive, and the Bible is relevant. Here's why the God’s Word still matters to your life everyday:
It is relevant in every decision you make.
Following Jesus is not a one time decision. Honoring and following Jesus is the framework by which Christians make all decisions. God’s Word is always true. "The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever" (Psalm 119:160). We can look to our Bibles with full confidence of hearing the truth spoken to every area of our lives. The word of God is living and active. It pierces us to the bone. It discerns our hearts and guides our steps. Scripture always points us to Christ and aligns us with His purposes. We can trust it with every decision we make.
It helps you grow closer to Jesus.
The essence of what it means to be a Christian is that we have a growing, continuing relationship with God through Jesus Christ our savior. This relationship is strengthened by reading God’s Word because it connects us with God’s heart. The purpose of the scripture is to point us to Jesus (John 5:39). The words of Scripture are there for us to know God's heart, to converse with Christ, and to respond appropriately to His voice.
It is your weapon against sin.
There is a war going on right now. The sin that dwells inside of us has declared battle on our life. Our only choice is to make war on the sin that so desperately wants to destroy us. Pastor John Owen famously said, "Be killing sin, or sin will be killing you." There is a weapon that God has given us to win this war, God’s Word (your sword)! By reading God’s Word and listening for His voice, we fight back against the sin that aims to kill us.
Read your Bible, not because you "should" but because you "must"! Spend time talking with God and listening for His voice (He still speaks!). You will not regret allowing the Bible to shape your decisions. It is still relevant to your life and my life every day.