Accepting That the Bible is From God
If you believe in God, then you are to trust that the Bible is His inspired word. The apostle Paul praised the Thessalonians for their faith when he wrote, “When you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God. “ (1 Thessalonians 2:13 ESV) The beautiful aspect of the Thessalonian’s faith is that it wasn’t blind. Romans 1:19-20 reads, “For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made.”
God has given each person the choice of whether, or not they recognize His authority and place their trust in Him. If a person decides to believe in God then she, or he should also understand that His divine nature speaks for Himself. His authority is not bound by mankind’s willingness to accept Him. In Exodus 3:14 (ESV), God tells us, “I am who I am.” God is highest in authority and understanding. One of the biggest obstacles when it comes to recognizing God’s magnificence is humility. Pride tries to get us to answer infinite questions using our own finite explanations. Yet, Isaiah 66:2 reads, “But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.’”
People find tremendous amounts of time to accomplish the things they want to do. Children of God should want to read the words that their Heavenly Father is speaking to them. They should be treating the Bible with the awe and respect that it deserves. There is eternal hope and salvation in God’s biblical lessons. He explains in Ephesians 2:6 that His salvation is for all mankind. Then He tells us that righteousness and salvation are found in His son, Jesus Christ. (1 Tim. 3:16, Col. 2:2-3) Though this can only happen if we accept His divine authority and become renewed in the knowledge of His word.