Believing the Bible
“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” James 1:22 (NIV)
If a doubter will pick up the Bible with an intention to listen to its Author speak through it, they will believe. If they merely read without listening they will likely still discredit it, distort it, and disparage it because its truth can only be grasped by one who is willing to cusp its living water and drink. Living by God’s Word is the way we believe in God’s Word.
The Bible is not a religious artifact that is meant for our admiration as it sits upon a shelf. We may think very highly of the Bible but that alone will not transfer any blessing to us. Like nutrients within food, we must take and eat, digest and feed on its content.
Let’s pray today that we and our loved ones will partake and do the things of Scripture.