The Bible is much more than just words. Too many people think that they should interpret the Bible “According to their world view.” The Bible is inspired by God. The doctrine of “Biblical interpretation” is” The Bible is of “No” private interpretation. We don’t interpret the Bible, the Bible interprets us.
So many want to use science to try to disprove Scripture. For instance: It’s scientifically impossible for a man to live inside a big fish for 3 days; its scientifically impossible for a sea to part and people walk on dry land; its scientifically impossible for a person to walk on water. However, this does not prove that the Bible is not true. It proves “God is God!” This proves we have a supernatural, miracle-working God!
The first work of Satan was to cast doubt on the Word of God, by saying, “Did God really say…?” If we, ourselves, are allowed to decide which passages are inspired and which passages are not, that means “We become God!” Interpretation is not up to us because we are not God!.
Let me say right here and now, “I believe every word of the Bible even if I don’t understand it.” Satan doesn’t have to argue issues anymore, he just has to cast doubt on the Word of God. He has no new tricks.
God’s Word Is Spiritual Bread
Exodus 16:4 – Then the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you. And the people shall go out and gather a certain quota every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in My law or not.
Then if we go to the New Testament where the disciples ask Jesus to teach them to pray: Matthew 6:11 – “Give us this day our daily bread.” Yes, He’s talking about provision, but is it not also talking about “a daily word from God? If we don’t eat every day, we will begin to feel tired and weak. Psalm 68:19 – Blessed be the Lord who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation! Selah
God’s Word Is Our Sustaining Bread
Matthew 4:3 – Now when the tempter came to him, he said, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones become bread.” (Verse 4) But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ “
If the Bible is just another “literary word,” why then did Jesus use Scripture to overcome temptation? You can quote words from other books all day long but it won’t rebuke Satan. God’s word can only do that.
Jesus quoted Deuteronomy 8:3 which says, “So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD.”
We need food to sustain our physical bodies, so why would we not feed our spiritual body with the Word of God? Too many Christian are wasting away from spiritual malnutrition.
Isaiah 55:2 – Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy?
Job 23:12 – I have not departed from the commandments of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.
Joshua 1:8 – “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Meditating on the Word of God will make us prosperous and have good success. That is in all areas, not just financially. Why is it so hard for some to understand this? I hear from too many Christians, “I don’t like to read!” However, they hardly drop their phones long enough to have a conversation. They won’t read because they don’t want to!
God’s word is not only our daily bread and sustaining bread, its our “True bread.” John 6:31 – “Our fathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ ” (Verse 32) Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you “the” bread of heaven, but My Father gives you the “true bread” from heaven. (Verse 33) “For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” (Verse 34) Then they said to Him, “Lord, give us this bread always.” (Verse 35) And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.
John 6:48 – I am the bread of life. (Verse 49) “Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead. (Verse 50) “This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die. (Verse 51) “I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is MY flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.”
John 1:1 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:14 – And the Word became flesh (Jesus) and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
Revelation 19:13 – He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.
So why is reading the Word of God a matter of life or death? Because when we read and meditate on His Word, we are “taking in Jesus!”
Look what Jesus says in John 6:63 – “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. The more we read the Holy Bible, the more Jesus “gets in us.”
With the Word of God, we have the key to every area of our lives; we have the secrets to miracles; we have God’s autobiography, He wrote it! We have the words to eternal life. The answer to every problem is in His Word.
My question is; So, why do so few open the Bible and learn how to live? We can’t get our answers from only others telling us what they’ve read. We have to read it for ourselves!