Friday, March 04, 2016

The Bible is the world's book of answers! Find out why

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The Bible, indeed, is a practical manual for life! It is not some book written by people who lived in Space or some other world; about people, things and events in that world, and thus not applicable to earth, no!

People in flesh and blood (like you and I) were inspired by God to pen the Scriptures. Their personal experiences, fears, weaknesses, imperfections, hope, victories, mindset, beliefs and confidence shine through in the words. This makes the Bible very relatable!

This is why it hurts when some say the Bible is not realistic and not applicable to these times. Frankly, I think it's the most realistic book! Yes, God understands our flaws, and He knows what to expect from us individually and collectively (He created us after all). He understands our limitations, yet holds us to a particular standard. He won't edit or dilute His word for anyone or anything!
As the Scripture notes, the bible is "profitable...for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness..." that you and I may be perfect!
In His Word, you find practical answers to your heart's questions, here are a few...

How should we worship God?
In truth and in spirit! (John 4:24).

How should I love?
Sacrificially; as Christ, giving myself (John 15:12-13).

How can a young person live an amazing life?
By taking heed according to God's Word! (Psalm 119:11).

How can a man be the perfect husband?
By loving his wife with all of him; the way Christ loves His Church! (Ephesians 5:25).

How can a woman be the ideal wife?
By submitting to her husband the way the Church (especially the early Church) does to Christ! (Ephesians 5:22).

How can a businessperson rise to the very top and dominate?
By being diligent (consistently hardworking) in his work! (Proverbs 12:24; 22:29).

How can an employee rise to the top of the ladder?
Study; know your job, develop key skills (1 Timothy 2:15)

How should you discharge your duty at work?
With sincerity (Ephesians 6:5-8).

How can a child have the best life?
By honouring his (or her) father and mother! (Ephesians 6:1-3).

What kind of offering does God require of us?
Holy and living sacrifice! (Romans 12:1).

What should a person lacking wisdom do?
Ask (James 1:5), fear the Lord (Proverbs 9:100) and heed His word (Psalm 19:7-8).

How should we resolve issues among us?
First, talk it over with the affected person (s), only involve a third party if it lingers! (Matthew 18:15-17).

How many times should I forgive?
No limits, as many times as the offence! As long as you are hurt, forgive (Matthew 18:21-22, Luke 17:3).

How should I dress?
Modestly, not flamboyant; in a way that is fitting for your brand as God's child! (1 Timothy 2:9-10).

How often should I pray?
Always; without ceasing (Luke 18:1).

How should I respond to an angry and vengeful person?
With a soft answer (Proverbs 15:1).

How do you lead the people in your care?
With integrity and skill (Psalm 78:72).

How best to deal with people - great and small?
Treat them the way you'd like to be treated (Matthew 22:38).

What can I do to never miss my way in life?
Let God's Word be your compass (Psalm 119:105).

How should a man deal with his wife?
Carefully; with understanding (1 Peter 3:7).

How do I make meaning of my life?
Discover what lies on your inside! (Proverbs 18:16).

How do I gain eternal life?
Be reborn by His Spirit! (John 3:3-8).

How do I consolidate my victory in Christ over the devil?
Put on the whole armour of God! (Ephesians 6:10-20).

How do I respond to fear, uncertainty and doubt?
Speak God's promises in faith (2 Corinthians 4:13; 1 Kings 8:56).

So, whatever it is you're going through, the Bible is your best source for help!
It will - be your light in the dark; be a source of strength when you're weak; fill your heart with faith when you're afraid; provide direction when you're confused; birth joy in you when it's all seems gloomy; it's a book of answers, I call it The Solution!

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