Why did God send His Word?
To reveal Himself. Why did God go to the trouble of making Himself known through the Bible? “God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him...” Acts 17:27, NIV.
To bring us to faith in Him. “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17, NIV. Some have been converted by simply reading the Bible for themselves.
To bring us eternal life. “And this is what he promised us--even eternal life.” 1 John 2:25
To transform us. That is what these verses are talking about, transformation. Turning a dry, lifeless land into a land that buds and flourishes. “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2, NIV.