What Will The Bible Do for You?
"Your Word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You ...
This is my comfort in my affliction, for Your Word has given me life ...
Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path."
Have you ever thought about reading the Bible? Have you ever asked yourself what it will do for you? Have you ever wondered why so many people all overthe world are reading it? Read on. The answer to these questions can be found in what's written below.
Why God Gave Us The Bible
God has always been trying to speak to man: "I have called and you refused" (Prov. 1:24). From the beginning, as Creator He has been trying to reach our hearts through His creation which surrounds us: "The heavens declare the glory of God" (Ps. 19:1). Now, He has given us His own Word in the form ofthe Bible, to communicate with us, develop a relationship with us, and prepare us for that inevitable meeting with Him (Rom. 14:12).
What The Bible Will Do
The Bible will light your way in this dark world (Ps. 119:105) by
introducing you to Jesus, who says, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life" (Jn.8:12).
The Bible will convince you of your need for a Savior. Read it and you'll discover that many Old and New Testament accounts prove that "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Rom. 3:23).
The Bible will show you how much God loves you and what He has done for you:
"God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still
sinners, Christ died for us" (Rom. 5:8).
The Bible will present Jesus Christ to you in His amazing life, sacrificial death on the cross for your sins, triumphant resurrection from the dead, and glorious ascension as a Man into heaven (1 Cor. 15:3-4). You will want to trust Him as your Savior!
The Bible will tell you how to obtain everlasting life: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever elieves in Him should not perish but have everlasting life" (Jn. 3:16).
The Bible will show you what your future will be like after you accept God's offer of salvation. When one of the criminals crucified with Jesus asked to be saved, Jesus said, "Today you will be with Me in Paradise" (Lk. 23:43).
It also says that as soon as a Christian dies he is "present with the Lord" (2 Cor. 5:8).
The Bible will warn those who reject God's offer of salvation: "The
unbelieving ... shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone" (Rev. 21: 8).
The Bible says that "the Lord ... is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance" (2 Pet. 3:9).
What Should You Do
Get a Bible and read it, starting with the Gospel of John. It will introduce you to Jesus Christ, your Savior, and it will start you on the road to everlasting life.
Would you like to meet the Jesus Christ of the Bible and accept His free gift of salvation?
Quoted from :youthhouse@YahooGroups.com
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