March 4, 2020 –
On this day, National Grammar Day, I write about the greatest book ever written, The Bible.
During one of my college English classes, a professor stated the most beautiful book written, from a language viewpoint, is the Bible. I agree. And it is the most authentic book written about the life and the afterlife. Scripture reveals why we are to live a Godly life, so we achieve the ultimate results—life in heaven.
People must accept we have failed. God knows we aren’t failures. We are sinners in need of a Savior. “We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way, and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6, NIV). “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:12, HCSB)
Many books explain how to create or construct things from preexistent things. Only the Bible says God created everything out of nothing. Before there was light, there was no light; before the earth, there was no earth; before Adam, there was no man, and before Jesus, there was no Savior.
A book is one book. But the Bible is 66 books, all sharing the same theme, God’s working to restore humanity.
There is a saying, “never judge a book by its cover.” The Bible is the exception to that rule. The cover of most Bible is black and has the words “Holy Bible” printed in gold on the cover. This printing is because Holy means, different, set apart, and divine. The Bible is different, and it’s set apart from the other books. It is sacred because the author of the Bible is God.
People read. But do they read for understanding? You can read the Bible, but do you read to understand and commit to the principles, guidelines, and commands of God’s Word?