Can a book change peoples lives? Yes, if you go to a book store, browse Amazon, or scour the shelves of your local library, you can find thousands of books dedicated to helping you on various topics such as improving your financial situation, learning a new skill, as well as a myriad of various self-help books.
How about the Bible? Does it have the ability to effect your life? Let’s see what the Scriptures have to say on the subject.
—2 Timothy 3:16–17 NKJV “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
The Bible is the one book that has survived the test of time and stands alone on the eternal impact it will have on your life. This book is God’s revelation to man. It reveals who and what He is as well as his plan for our lives. It is God’s direct communication to us.
Ways the Bible can impact you
Here are some of the things that may happen if your read God’s Word:
- It will provide you with strength
- It can give you with comfort
- It reveals God’s grace and love
- The Bible is the power of life
- It is your connection to God
- The Bible will open the understanding of who you are
- It reveals the wickedness of man and his need for a savior
- The Bible will safeguard you against false teachings
- It has the power to change your eternal destiny
- It will equip you to live for God
- The Bible reveals God’s mercy
This is by no means an exhaustive list on the profitability of reading the Scriptures but more as a list to wet your appetite. I encourage you to take time to make the Bible a regular part of your life. I think you will be amazed at the positive changes you will see in your life.
As always do not trust man for your knowledge of the Bible but you should use the Berean’s as a model and search the Scriptures yourself for understanding.
—Acts 17:11 NKJV “These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.”
Enjoy Reading the Bible
Enjoy the great changes the Bible has in-store for you. If you are already a believer, the Word will make you stronger and if you are not yet a believer it can infuse you with life.
—Romans 6:23 NKJV “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
—Ephesians 2:8–9 NKJV “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”
—Romans 4:5 NKJV “But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,”
How has the Bible changed your life?