Though Satan would want us to believe that the Bible is just an ordinary book, there are many passages in scripture that tell us that the Bible is essential for us to have a victorious Christian walk. Consider these passages:
Joshua 1:8: ‘Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.’
Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Matthew 4:4 Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Perhaps the greatest verification that the Bible is God’s complete and inerrant revelation is the Bible itself.
2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Prayerfully consider your answer to these questions:
1. How much of scripture comes from God?
2. How has scripture been given to us?
3. What four things can scripture accomplish in our lives?
D_____________ (teaching / instruction)
R_____________ (proof that brings conviction)
Instruction in R_____________ (training, nurturing, instruction)
4. What will be the end result for those who study and obey God’s Word?
5. Will they lack anything that is necessary for them to know and do God’s will?
Everything we need to know about God is in His Word and everything that is in His Word – we need to know. It is because of this that the apostle Paul told Timothy – “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Tim 2:15)