Invite the teachings of the Holy Bible into your life.
Are you struggling with life? Are you at a crossroads and not sure which direction to go?
Do you want to know peace? Do you need comfort? Are you trying to live a better life? Be a better wife? A better husband? A better parent? A better friend? A better Christian? Have you made bad decisions in the past and are now trying to make better decisions?
Invite the teachings of the Holy Bible into your life. This is a book that is a constant guide and will provide direction to your life. One of my favorite Bible verses says, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Ps. 119.105).
Have you ever wondered why it is called the Holy Bible?
The word “bible” is translated from the old Greek word “biblia” which literally means “book.” You may find it interesting to know that the word is found thirty-eight times in the New Testament and translated into the English word “book.”
It is a word that has come to represent the idea of comprehensive. Have you ever read the BBQ Bible? It is a book that claims to a comprehensive guide containing everything there is to know about BBQ. In fact, pick a subject, and there is probably a book that will claim to tell you all you need to know about it. And it is probably called a Bible.
It is no surprise that the word “Bible” carries the meaning of something comprehensive. The Bible itself tells us that it contains “all things that pertain to life and godliness” (2 Pet. 1.3). When the apostle Paul taught from the Bible, he said, “I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God.” (Acts 20.27).
Notice that the word “Bible” also has a descriptive word attached to it. It isn’t just the Bible. It is the Holy Bible. Have you ever had a family Bible? Did your parents display a large family Bible on the coffee table? Do you have one on display in your home? Have you ever given thought to title imprinted on the cover? It is the Holy Bible.
It is a book that is comprehensive. It tells us everything that we need to know about life. But why is it called the Holy Bible? What makes its holy?
You and I do not have the ability to understand the mind of God. It is impossible to use your own human reasoning and logic to know what God thinks and how He feels.
If you go to the Old Testament book of Isaiah and read Isaiah 55.8,9, you will find an interesting declaration. In this passage, God said, “‘For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,’ says the LORD. ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.’”
Listen to what God said. He tells us that the way He thinks and the knowledge that He has is far above anything that you and I think. There is simply no way for you and I to understand the mind of God. There is no way that you and I can comprehend the vastness of His knowledge.
The apostle Paul put it this way in Romans 11:34: “For who has known the mind of the LORD? Or who has become His counselor?”
The only way for us to know the mind of God is for God to tell us. If you keep reading the passage, notice what God says in the next two verses.
Isaiah 55:10,11 “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”
Rain and snow fall to the ground and produce crops. In the same way, His word comes down to us and produces something. It accomplishes what God wanted. What did God want to accomplish be sending us His word? Why did God speak to humanity?
He spoke for the same reason that you and I speak. Why do you speak? Is it not to communicate? Is it not to be understood?
The Bible is the word of God. After all, “All scriptures are given by the inspiration of God” (2 Tim. 3.16). His word was given to us for the purpose of communicating His thoughts and ways.
Is God capable of effectively communicating in a way that we can understand? Consider Isaiah 55.11 again. He tells us that His word “shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” He sent His word, the Bible, to communicate to us, and He has accomplished it.
Who knows you better than the One who created you (Ps. 100.3)? Who know how to comfort, bring joy, and make happy than the One who created everything?
The Bible is the guide to help us become the kind of people God wants us to be. It teaches us how to be genuinely happy.
It helps us to learn to be content no matter our circumstances. It explains how to treat your fellow man. If there is conflict between you and your neighbor, the Bible shows us how to resolve that as well.
It helps us get through the difficulties and hardships of life. It provides answers during those times when things don’t make sense. It shows us how to make good decisions. It is our guide to life.
Is it any wonder why the disciples of Jesus came to Him when everyone else turned away and said, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life” (John 6.68).
The powerful and Holy Bible is the very book that came from God. It is effective in guiding and directing your life. But for it to be effective in you, it has to be understood and properly applied. Reading the Bible will provide wisdom that cannot be found in any other book. But it will only help you if you use it.
When the apostle Paul wrote to the Thessalonians, he was thankful that “you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe” (1 Thess. 2.13).
If you believe that the Bible is the very word of God, and invite the teachings of the Holy Bible into your life, the principles will be effective to make you a better person. That is the promise of the Holy Bible, and that is the why I have built this website.
I have called this site, “Spirit Moved.” It is based on a Bible verse found in 2 Peter 1:21: “for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.”
The Holy Bible is a book that contains the very words of God given to individuals who were moved by the Holy Spirit to write those words down. We have those words in the Bible.
Are you ready to learn what God has to say? Are you excited about living a life that is guided by the God whose wisdom surpasses all others? Let me show you what God says within the pages of the Holy Bible. Let’s begin our journey to living a life that is better, stronger, and happier than what anyone could achieve outside of the Bible.