The Bible is the most unique book ever written. It was penned over a period of about 2,000 years by 40 different authors from three continents, who wrote in three different languages, over centuries of time on very detailed, historic and controversial topics. Yet, there is not one contradictory statement in any of the 66 books of the Bible.
Although there appears to be a few discrepancies to the unbelieving skeptic, time and studies of Bible customs and manners proved there are no inconsistencies after all. Jesus Himself fulfilled 300 Messianic prophecies with His birth, life and death. There is no way to nullify the claim that the Bible is truly the Word of God.
Therefore, it is in our best interest to read, study and meditate on the words of the Bible every day. You may do topical studies, read chapters or verses, do a chronological study or read through the Bible on a yearly plan: http://www.biblegateway.com/reading-plans/ The important point is to read these life-giving words.
The Word of God is alive. It is effective in purifying our life in holiness. It is sharp enough to divide our flesh from our spirit. It helps us to compare our thoughts and the motives of our heart with the will of God (Hebrews 4:12). This makes the Bible a unique book, which can change our life for the better.
The authors of the Bible were common men who struggled in life just like us. They took time to record their issues, frustrations and victories along with the words God gave them to write about the law, history, wisdom, prophetic revelation and even poetry. Most of them never knew one another; and yet, since God is the author of the Bible, there is a seamless reliability in their writings.
Father God, when we read Your Holy Word, we see accounts of people who sinned, rebelled and made decisions from their human pride. Yet, You called them men after Your own heart and You consider them as heroes of the faith (Acts 13:22; Hebrews 11). Thank You for expanding your mercy to include all of us who do not deserve Your love and grace. Thank You for giving us Your Word to sustain us on this earth until You return.
Thought for the Day:
God gave us a perfect world in Paradise, but we rejected His authority and Truth and sought to believe Satan’s lie and to call it our own truth. – 2 Timothy 4:4