Scripture is reliable.
Many claims have been made over the years that the Bible isn’t really what it says it is. It’s not really God’s Word. It has errors. It contradicts itself. It’s out-of-date and irrelevant. It can’t really be trusted. Yet the Bible marches forward through history continuing to be the most influential book of all time.
There’s one way you can know for yourself that the Bible is reliable. Dig in. Read it for yourself. Study to see if what you’re being told about it lines up with what God says to you through it. Don’t just read through some blog that attempts to discredit the Bible by picking pieces out of context and holding them up as evidence for disbelief. Go through the Bible for yourself. See if the power and authority of God’s voice doesn’t begin to come through clearly for you.
Ask God to help you trust Him even through the tough parts that seem so opposed to our modern cultural mores or assumptions. When you come across a passage where God seems different from your ideas about Him, ask Him to help you trust in His complex and completely divine nature. God makes many promises to us in His Word. One of them is that those who seek Him will find Him when they seek Him with all their heart. So use the Bible to seek to know Him. Rather than challenge your faith, it can become a shield that protects and strengthens your faith.
Talk to God: Sovereign God, You are so much more than I can comprehend. You are even so much more than any book can fully display. Help me seek You through Your Word. Help me to trust You as I come to accept the reliability of the Bible. Help my trust and faith in You grow as I study and explore Your written Word. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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This plan was created by Life.Church and translated into other languages in partnership with Wycliffe Bible Translators (www.wycliffe.org), an organization committed to providing God's Word for communities still waiting.