Is the Bible Relevant? #2

Is the Bible relevant to you? Although there are a lot of times when we reject the relevance of the Bible, the truth is we need it.

First, we need the Bible when we are riddled with guilt. Joseph’s brothers were riddled with guilt when they thought they had killed him (Genesis 42:21). When we sin, the Bible assures us of a way to remove that guilt (Romans 3:23; 6:23).

Second, we need the Bible when our marriage is crumbling. The Bible tells us how being the right kind of people can help make a marriage strong (Psalm 128:3; Proverbs 12:4; Ecclesiastes 9:9). Treat your spouse as you would treat yourself (Matthew 7:12).

Third, we need the Bible when men disappoint us. The Lord knew what it was like to deal with betrayal (John 13:18; cp. Psalm 41:9). The scriptures give us confidence that the Lord is always with us (2 Timothy 4:17; Hebrews 13:5-6).

Fourth, we need the Bible when physical difficulties plague us. Job dealt with as much as any mere mortal has had to deal with, but he was comforted by the fact that God was with him (James 5:11). Who could forget “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death …” (Psalm 23:4)?

Fifth, we need the Bible when we are nearing death. The great “landlord” gives us notice that the lease has expired (James 4:14). We want something to surpass our present existence, and the Bible directs us to eternity (1 John 3:1-2).

Do you need the Bible? Sure you do! You need to allow the Lord to reign in your life and follow the precepts of the Bible. If you would like to study further, please contact us.

Kyle Campbell