Beyond being the best selling book of all time, the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God that reveals the character and majesty of the Creator of the universe, while also presenting His love and purposeful plan for us. However, the Bible is only effective when we allow it to penetrate our hearts, minds, souls, and spirits. We must receive the Word and permit it to take root in our lives, resulting in change that will last for all eternity.
The Bible is a special book because it is God’s Word. Although written by human beings, it is also the inspired Word of God. God has revealed Himself to us through His written Word, which points us toward Christ. He shows us truth, reveals our hearts, disciplines us, encourages us, and prepares us for life. Reading the Bible helps us maintain and refresh our relationship with God. Additionally, the Word of God has the power to heal and transform our lives. God's word is not like the word of man; it is living, effective and self‑fulfilling. It diagnoses the condition of the human heart and brings blessing to those who receive it in faith.
- Along the path: How does the devil take away the word from their hearts?
- Among the rocks: What do the rocks represent? Why do you suppose they fell away?
- Among the thorns: How do these things "choke" the Christian life? What are indications of maturity?
- On good soil: What are characteristics of people who not only receive the message well, but also produce fruitfulness after much perseverance?