Why the Bible is Such a Huge Gift?

Why the Bible is Such a Huge Gift?

I’ve always thought the Bible is valuable and precious. But the more I read it, the more I cherish it. The Bible is priceless. The salvation plan of God, which is revealed in the Bible, is beyond amazing. The Bible is a treasure map to God’s heart. That’s why the Bible is such a huge gift.

Whatever was written in the past was written for our instruction so that we could have hope through endurance and through the encouragement of the scriptures. (Romans 15:4 ,CEB)

Spurgeon has said “Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years.” That is so true. The Bible is not just a book. The Bible is the living Word of God.

William Law warns us “Read whatever chapter of scripture you will, and be ever so delighted with it – yet it will leave you as poor, as empty and unchanged as it found you unless it has turned you wholly and solely to the Spirit of God, and brought you into full union with and dependence upon him.”

The living word of God is a mystery. If we believe the Bible is God-initiated, it will change how we read it. Either we lose our interest in it or it becomes the most important read for us. When we read the Scriptures in the Spirit of God it shows us the way to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

Since childhood you have known the holy scriptures that help you to be wise in a way that leads to salvation through faith that is in Christ Jesus. Every scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for showing mistakes, for correcting, and for training character, so that the person who belongs to God can be equipped to do everything that is good. (2 Timothy 3:15-17, CEB)

Only the Holy Spirit can open the word of God for us. We need to read it prayerfully and allow the Holy Spirit to change us inside out according to the Word of God. The Bible does not only point us the way to salvation but it grows with us and keeps us Christ-centered on our faith journey. What a splendid gift of God!


Gracious God,
Be praised for your amazing salvation plan!
Be praised for giving us the Bible!
Draw us more and more into your Word.
Open it up for us like never before!
Change our lives according to your Word!
In Jesus’ name,

Q4U: How has your view of the Bible changed over the years? What are your Bible-reading habits?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you emerge yourself deeper into the Living Word of God!

Giving thanks today for
#22 the Living Word of God!
#23 the different Bible translations
#24 the Children’s Bibles
#25 the unchanging Word of God
#26 God’s guidance
#27 God’s TLC
#28 you!

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4 thoughts on “Why the Bible is Such a Huge Gift?

  1. When I was younger, I used to look at the Bible as simply historical stories.  It was difficult for me to understand it.  Yes, I saw a few lessons in it and some good advice (Do not murder, do not steal, etc.) but its full impact hadn’t reached me…yet.  But, no matter how confusing it seemed to me, I still was drawn to its pages.  That is something that I find very interesting.  (For instance, chemistry books are confusing, but they definitely don’t draw me to them!  lol)  Then, somewhere along the way, through Bible studies and discussion, my view of it changed.  I discovered the jewel that it is!  I learned that each page held bits and pieces of the very character of God – and He was someone I wanted to get to know!  Once I had that desire, I couldn’t get enough of His Word. It speaks directly to me!  Through its pages, I’ve fallen in love with my Savior.  The more I read, the more I want to read, because with each word and each page, my relationship with God deepens.  The Bible is a true gift from God.

    Blessings, Joan

    P.S.  Thanks for linking up!

  2. YES! Thank you for sharing your walk with the Living Word! The Bible really is life-transforming! Deepening our love-relationship with God – that’s what Bible-reading truly is. Thank you for your thoughtful comment. Abundant blessings to you, Joan!

  3. I have not used the Bible until later in my life; I guess it took me to grow up to understand its beauty.

    I have several different Bible versions and always have one translation close by. My favorites are the ESV and the NLT translation. I will have to check out the the CEB translation over next weeks.

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