"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God." Matthew 4:4
Scripture is filled with declarations of the wonderful, mysterious, powerful, and loving nature of our heavenly Father. It is one of God's greatest gifts to his people, who so easily forget the labour of love he has undertaken to restore relationship with us. The Bible is a companion to those who long to find the invisible God who so greatly desires to be discovered.
Scripture is meant to fill us with life by leading us directly to our heavenly Father. The power of Scripture lies in the fact that its pages are filled with the words of a God who is still active, powerful, and loving. For years I used Scripture incorrectly. I viewed it as a set of rules I needed to read and try to keep rather than as a guide to experiencing the adventure of communion with my heavenly Father. I viewed Scripture as a chore rather than God’s words meant specifically for me. My problem wasn't a lack of will but rather a lack of revelation of God's intention behind the Bible. I hadn't experienced a life lived "by every word that comes from the mouth of God."
Wherever you are in your understanding of Scripture, know that God has something fresh for you today. The Holy Spirit longs to speak directly to you through words written thousands of years ago. The Bible is a powerful miracle safeguarded for the benefit of all who want to know God better. May we all grow in our love of Scripture and the God who inspired it.