The B.I.B.L.E! Yes, that's the book for me!
Romans 15:4 (NIV) “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.”
One of the core gifts that emerged from the Reformation is sola scriptura which loosely translates to “scripture alone.” This is the belief that we can turn to the Bible to learn about Jesus and our relationship with God.
During the time of the Reformation, most people believed you had to learn about God through holy people like priests. Most Christians couldn’t even read the Bible, much less integrate its direct teaching into their daily lives.
What does the Bible look like in your life? If you are excited about something you have read recently, share it with someone today. Remind each other of the power of God’s Word in your life.
Not sure where to start or frustrated by what you are reading? Invite a friend into your conversation. Try to consider the quandary together!
When we read the Bible looking for God, we open up the opportunity to learn from Jesus directly.
May you find hope and peace in Jesus alone, and may the scriptures so greatly given to us aid you on your journey today!