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What if God wrote a book?

Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2019 | Joseph Parker | Faith

What if God wrote a book? What would He say? What would He tell us about Himself? What would He want to share with the world? What would He say about life? Would He explain all the greatest mysteries of life and of the universe? Would He try to answer all of our questions? Would He try to answer any of our questions?

If God wrote a book, would you read it?  Would you make it a top priority to find out what the Creator of the universe had to say to us? Would you decide that the Creator of all men and women on earth must have something important to communicate to His creation? 

Or would you say, “I have no interest in what He has to say"? "I like this or that author and his or her writing, but I’m not into religion.”

Bestselling non-fiction book
Well, God did write a book. We call it the Bible, and we call it the written Word of God. 

The Bible is a top-selling book. It is, according to Guinness World Records as of 1995, the bestselling book in the world and the bestselling book of all time, with an estimated 5 billion copies sold and distributed. That’s quite an impressive record.

For some who still question the accuracy and inerrancy of the Bible, for those who might wonder why Guinness World Records could put it in the non-fiction category, I suggest you visit TheGodWhoSpeaks.org now or when you get done reading this post.

God used roughly 40 human secretaries to write the Bible, and it is actually one story. It’s the story of God, who created the universe, and how mankind, part of His creation, fell into sin. It’s the story of how God provided redemption through the death, burial, and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ.

So of all the good books in the world, none outsells God’s book – the Bible. And of all the good books you can read, wouldn’t it be wise to read the one written by the One who made you? Wouldn’t reading the book written by the Creator of the universe be much more productive than simply reading books written by His creatures?

For best results, follow the instructions of the manufacturer. Let’s be wise enough to listen to the wisdom of the One who made us. He has the Words of eternal life. Every day believers have the opportunity to do all these things with God’s Word: Read it, hear it, believe it, speak it, obey it, pray it, and meditate on it.  Isaiah 26:3 says, “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts you.”

Illumination one a step at a time
Reading three chapters in the Bible daily will bless your life a lot! The steps you take and the decisions you make in life can have more certainty, just like Psalm 119:105 says: “Your Word is a Lamp to my feet, and a Light to my path.” 

Here are 11 other excellent ways God’s Word will light your path in life as you develop the habit of reading it daily:

  • It tells you how to be genuinely saved and how to grow up in your faith. (John 3:16Psalm 119:105)
  • It gives you clear guidance and direction for much of your life. (Psalm 119:105)
  • It empowers your prayer life. (Philippians 4:6-7)
  • It sharpens your ability to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit more clearly in your life. (I Corinthians 1:5)
  • It ministers to your mind, body, and spirit. (Proverbs 4:20-22)
  • It helps you, according to Dr. Paul Meier, maintain your mental health. (Proverbs 4)
  • It increases the anointing on every area of your life. (I Corinthians 1:5)
  • It increases your wisdom in every area of your life. (Proverbs 1-4)
  • It enhances your intellect and your personality. It can literally increase your I.Q.
  • It pours grace, joy, and peace into your spirit, your mind, and your life. (II Corinthians 1:2I Timothy 1:2II Timothy 1:2Galatians 5:22)
  • By direct statement or in principle, it gives you guidance and/or direction about every issue or topic in life. (Psalm 119:105)

2 Timothy 3:16-17 says it so clearly: “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” 

For Salvation 
The greatest work done by Jesus and shared by the Bible is the work that leads to salvation. If you would like to know Jesus Christ personally and would like to invite Him into your heart, pray this or a similar prayer:

Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. I recognize that I have sinned
and have done wrong. Forgive me of all the wrong I have done. I do believe that
You died on the cross to pay for my sins, and I believe that three days later
You rose from the dead so that I could be saved. Thank you, Lord, for loving
me enough to die for me. Lord Jesus, come into my heart.
Become my Lord and Savior. Make me the person You want me to be.
You said in your Word that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall
be saved. Right now, Lord, I ‘m calling on Your name. Lord Jesus, save me
and fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Thank you, Lord for saving me, and I now
confess I am a child of God. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Still have questions?  Not ready to pray that prayer?
Maybe you're not ready for that prayer yet. So pray that God would give you wisdom to know in your mind and heart that His Word is real, to know His love for you through Jesus is real. Ask to understand the vital importance of Jesus' work and guide you to salvation and obedience. If you have questions about this, the gospel, then please visit here for text and video or here for text, videos, and live chat. Or you may reach out to me here at jparker@afa.net.