Isaiah 40:8 (erv)
Grass dies and flowers fall,
but the word of our God lasts forever.
Grass dies and flowers fall,
It’s been challenging for me to get back into writing devotionals. Ever since the move, I’ve been enjoying reading devotionals more than before. I finally realized that it’s because I’ve felt unsteady and unsettled, and I’ve needed to lean into just being instead of creating right now. And that’s okay. It’s more than okay, actually. I felt bad for the lack of content I’ve personally produced recently, but there’s no reason for it.
As Christians, we’re a family. The Bible calls the Church a body, and just like all the parts of the body, we all support and get support from one another. And we’re all supported by God, through the Word.
And His Word matters. It matters in all situations, all circumstances, and throughout the entire journey of life. So many times, I fail to see why it matters or how it matters, but that doesn’t change the fact that it does. And today, I’m spending time meditating on why the Bible matters. I recently started the devotional, The Bible Matters Because _____ from the Bible App, written by #WhyBible. Below, I’m sharing the devotional from Day 1 of the plan.
“A lot of people around the world don’t believe in the power and relevance of the Bible or feel like it’s even important anymore. Statistically, with each year that passes, more and more Americans believe the Bible is just another book written by men.
We disagree. God used men to write his Word — his very own love letter — to the world. It wasn’t just relevant then; it’s relevant now. And it’s something that we need to be engaging with frequently, deeply and intentionally.
So we pose a statement to you: The Bible matters because ____________.
How would you fill in the blank? What answer would you give as to why the Bible matters to you personally? Or even why it’s mattered in the past, and therefore why it still matters today?
The Bible isn’t just an old historical book that holds no relevance today. Hebrews 4:12 tells us, “For the word of God is alive and powerful” (NLT). Note the present tense — it is alive and powerful, not it was alive and powerful!
God’s Word is eternal. It will endure forever! And people need to understand its value and worth in their lives, right here and right now.
That’s why the #WhyBible campaign exists — so that stories and conversations can be shared about why the Bible matters today. It’s designed to remind us all that the Bible continues to have an incredible impact on individuals and communities around the world.
We invite you to join us in declaring to the world the importance and significance of the Bible. It’s an opportunity to reflect on the Bible’s impact on our own lives and share our stories with the world! Learn more about the campaign at why.bible.”
(The Bible Matters Because ____, #WhyBible)
The authors of the devotional posed a great question for all of us to look a little deeper at:
“The Bible matters because ____________.
How would you fill in the blank? What answer would you give as to why the Bible matters to you personally? Or even why it’s mattered in the past, and therefore why it still matters today?”
To find inspiration, love, and truth on every page of the Word.
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