The Almighty Power of the Word

Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
      The Bible is an intricate book of history. The Old Testament is a wondrous storybook laden with adventure, horror, tragedy, and incredible joy. We read as God reaches down and touches one after another to lead His people to safety and cry as time after time, His people stray away. We gasp as the warnings come and watch as the prophecies unfold as if locked in a spellbounding suspense novel. The beautiful promise of a sunrise or His deliverance comes to light, a smile breaks forth on our faces and we turn the page to another adventure. Such is the Old Testament.
      The New Testament is very similar with one exception. It is a book of history as well and laden with all the characteristics of the one preceding it. In fact, this wonderful testament is identical in theme except it has a remarkable new character in it, Jesus Christ, God's One and Only Son. He fulfilled the prophecy of the Old Testament and this series of books is His story.
      Just as God taught the Jews how to live according to His way in the Old Testament, He teaches us how to live now through Scripture. Yes, Jesus has become the living sacrifice and we are no longer bound to the old covenant but we still have certain morals and a certain Christian character to uphold. The Holy Bible teaches us what we need to know to achieve this goal. We can learn so much through the Bible and take comfort in His presence for He is there with us when we leaf through the pages.
      When you read your Bible today, what do you think? Are you reading a history book? Are you reading a moral lesson? Pray about it. Have patience. The Lord may just be trying to teach you something. Who knows, you may not even know about it until much further down the road. Have hope! Either way, the Word is an adventure!


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