I remember a parent telling me that she wished babies were born with an operating manual so that she could have a trustworthy reference especially when she’s having trouble disciplining her kid. I thought that was sensible (even if such idea somehow equates having a baby as something similar to buying new appliance). Then I realized we do have a manual in life. And it is authored by no less than God Himself.
Yes. It’s the Bible.
It holds all the truth we need. It guides, rebukes, inspires, strengthens, teaches, admonishes, explains, warns, edifies, enlightens and contains so much wisdom. When I was a kid I heard from older people that we are not supposed to read the bible because it can make a person psychotic. Now, as an adult, I think such belief is a total lie. How could the word of God cause someone to go mental when, in fact, it contains the wonderful news of salvation through the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ?
For the past centuries, there were many people who attempted to eradicate the Bible yet it remains the most published and most read book in the world. Many questioned its accuracy and some even said it contains deceptions rather truth. But where are they now? No one was and will ever succeed in discrediting the word of God.
Remembering back the years in my life, I am all the more encouraged to read the Bible as I have personal experiences that serve as living testimonies of the infallibility and constancy of God’s word.
If you want a true manual on how to operate your life, the Bible is the answer. However, you need to repent from your sins and accept Jesus as your savior. Otherwise, it will never work for you.
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