The Biible is God’s message to us.
Not just a collection of sixty-six books, it holds what He wants us to know.
God speaks to us through His word, at different times and in different ways.
There are days when I am reading the Bible because I have made a commitment to do so.
There are days when I read the Bible because I know that I need encouragement and I am longing to hear from God.
There was also a time when I was desparately wanting to know what God had to say about something that was troubling me greatly.
At that time, I was searching the scriptures.
Although I am not a physician, I can imagine what it would be like to be one.
There would be good reason to keep up with the latest medical advances.
Continuous reading and exposure to new research would be essential.
But, suppose a patient came to a certain doctor with an illness that could not be explained.
This physician, surely, would begin to do his own research into the problem in order to find the proper treatment.
He would search and search, hoping to discover the cure.
Suppose further that that the person with the illness was a part of the doctor’s own family.
What if the unknown illness had stricken the doctor himself?
How much more desparately would he search out the matter!
When we see our own need and we don’t know what to do, we can search for answers in God’s word.
When we see needs in other’s lives, we can do the same.
It’s God’s message to us.