Explore God: October 22, 2015
Joshua 1:8, Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; 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.
Romans 5:8, But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Recently, I have been in a message series titled, ‘Explore God,’ and Sunday’s sermon was titled, “Is The Bible Reliable?” Before I even address the reliability of the Bible, I wanted to remind you what the Bible is all about. The Bible is by far the most widely read book in history. In the last fifty years alone, 3.9 billion new copies have been sold. With its sixty-six books, many contributing authors, and diversity in genre, it requires the reader to think both broadly and deeply about the most important things in life.
As large as it is, many are tempted to skim through the Bible or take things out of context or even ignore the narrative that flows across the fifteen centuries of its writing. The greatest challenge of reading any book is to get to the heart of the author’s purpose and to identify the main storyline and hang the rest of the details upon that framework. So, what is the main theme of the Bible in a few words? Throughout God’s Word, His love and His provision of Jesus Christ as our Savior write the story of Scripture. Read these words found in Romans 5:8, “God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Think about that, and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D