by Adrian Rogers, Love Worth Finding Ministries
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Timelessness - it has stood the test of time and the assaults of cynics and skeptics.
Truthfulness - it is "God-breathed" and comes from a God who cannot lie.
When you read the Bible, you find phrases like "the Word of the Lord," "the Word of God," or "the Lord said" used 3,808 times. If the Bible is not the Word of God, it's the biggest bundle of lies ever unleashed on planet Earth. The Bible is truth, absolutely.
Let's look at other virtues of the Bible which set it apart, for if you don't appreciate the virtues of the Word of God, you won't have any desire to understand it.
The Bible Is A Treasured Book
The law of Your mouth is better to me Than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Therefore I love Your commandments Above gold, yes, above fine gold.
The Bible Is A Living Book
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
"It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.
The Bible Must Be Assimilated
For the Bible to become a living, breathing, life-giving reality for you, you must assimilate it. You don't just read a cookbook, you eat the meal. If you don't assimilate it, no matter how much you appreciate it, what good is it? And with the Bible, it means that you are to take it into your mind, to thoroughly comprehend it, to use it as nourishment for your mind and heart. How do you do that?
Ask God To Be Your Teacher
Blessed are You, O LORD; Teach me Your statutes.
Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law.
Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,
Incline my heart to Your testimonies And not to dishonest gain.
Your hands made me and fashioned me; Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.