“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.” – 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
What would we do without GPS? It is hard to imagine life without it. Today, GPS units are in our cars and phones politely but firmly inform us when we’ve gone past a planned turn or destination. Indeed, we can determine our location at any given moment with a mind-boggling level of precision. It is nearly impossible to get lost. As Christians, we don’t need to feel lost in our lives. Fortunately, we have been given the best GPS there is, the best guidance for our lives: the Bible.
The Bible is our instruction manual, it shows us how to live our lives, it gives us examples of others who have walked this life well. It’s practical help for our daily lives, as well as showing us the future God has for us.
When you read the Bible, it heals and transforms you from the inside out. Reading the Bible settles your fears, gives you faith and hope for your daily life. As we read it and do what it says – our lives are transformed.
The Bible is a collection of 66 books by different authors written across thousands of years. This is the best historical collection of books ever! When you really study the Bible, it comes alive. You will fall in love with Jesus as you read the gospels, you will feel the passion of Paul as he talks to the Corinthians, you will be frustrated alongside Moses as he walks the Israelites through the wilderness.
It only takes a few minutes a day to read the Bible. But don’t read the Bible alone, the Holy Spirit will teach you as you read and bring it to your memory when you need it the most (John 14:26).
So, jump in today and read your Bible, the GPS for your Christian life. Let it light your pathway into the great life and future that God has for you.
- Do you have a daily time for reading the Bible? If not, what are the obstacles?
- How can you make reading the Bible part of your daily routine?