Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Bible

 Books are great; reading will bring pleasure to those that appreciate that pass time. Books can be at the same time educative and entertaining. Big or small books with images or not, they all have their own interest. Commercial publicity may introduce us to many books also word to mouth will bring us its reputation; we then look for it, once we found it, we look at its cover, we read it summarily, we look at the price and decide if we buy it or not.

There are books for all tastes, science, history, poetry, fiction, biographies, essays etc. The bible is known as the word of God, it contains many books that are all related. What can be more interesting than the word of God?  I cannot imagine. God’s design is showing the way that man must progress from its fall from grace to redemption; how can a flaw be mended, how faith is given by the all faithful, all as been created to identify God made man, the unique son of God, The Alpha and Omega.

First, creation is recalled, than man’s insouciance for whom means him great good. Man goes on becoming intolerant before constraint. Man survives by recognizing a merciful God and must adjust to recommendations. The fear of God is for the wise, and rules are written down. Finally fear must be replaced by true love.

The Old Testament, all the books of the first part of the bible exists to announce and prepare the arrival of the Lord Jesus-Christ. The bible is God’s link to mankind.

Colossians 12
9 And so, from the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 to lead a life worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. 11 May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. 13 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

We must repent. The more we learn from the bible, the more we want to ask forgiveness for our sins, and the more we see the glory of God.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus-Christ be with everyone.