When I think of today’s topic, The Bible - God's Word I am reminded of an old song that I'd heard many years ago I'm using my Bible as a road map, The Ten Commandments tell me what to do. They crossed the Red Sea of destruction, and Jesus will see you safely through.
We can use the Bible, God's Word as a road map to help us through the rough roads as we travel through life.
For example, when we understand that the book of Genesis not only speaks of the creation of man, but also gives the first promise of the coming Messiah, we then can begin to realize how much God really cares for us to have made preparation for our salvation from the very beginning.
The book of Exodus is not only about the Israelites' flight from Egypt, but goes on to tell of the Ten Commandments written by the finger of God, pointing us in the right direction. When we follow these laws, coupled by the grace of God, we understand the purpose of our own lives.
In Leviticus, God is the Lawgiver.
In Numbers, He speaks of the priesthood in which in the New Testament, Christ becomes our High Priest.
In Joshua, He is our Leader.
In Psalms, He is our Comforter.
In Song of Solomon, He is our Bridegroom.
In Isaiah, He is our Redeemer, our Healer and our Saviour.
In Jeremiah, He is our Intercessor.
In Lamentations, He is our Burden-Bearer.
In Daniel, He is our Ever-Present Help in times of trouble.
In Malachi, He is the Soon-Coming Messiah.
In Matthew, He is The Messiah.
In Luke, He is the Healer.
In John, He is the Word.
On and on throughout the New Testament He is that He is!
Finally into Revelations, He is our soon Coming King.
As with any map, we must understand how to read it in order to keep from getting lost. The Old Testament contains 39 books, while the New Testament has 27. When you add them together you find there are 66 books in the Bible.
Now that you have your road map be sure to stay on Route 66 and do not take any detours, and with the Jesus as the driver and Holy Spirit as your navigator, you will most assuredly make it to your final destination HEAVEN.
Enjoy the journey!