For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
The Bible – the inspired word of God – was written over a 1,600-year period by more than 40 authors … royalty, farmers, fishermen, a tentmaker, homeless prophets, a doctor, a professional scribe, vocational musicians, pastors … in three continents (Asia, Africa & Europe).
The Bible was written in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. In the original languages, the Bible has about 611,000 words.
The full Bible has been translated into over 500 languages, and partially translated into over 2,800 languages
It is the most owned item in the world.
The Bible is the best-selling book in history, with total sales exceeding 5 billion copies.
Discoveries regularly come to light that support the historical accuracy of the Bible.
An edifying word can encourage you.
A smart word can enlighten you.
A motivating word can inspire you.
A witty word can improve your mood.
But only God’s Word can change you; transform you; save you.
What other book of words could be read, re-read, and studied for thousands of years and still not fully understood? Indeed, the Bible is LIVING and ACTIVE. So much more than mere words. Life.
Challenge: Spend time meditating on the power of God’s word. Pray that God never lets you lose the awe and wonder of this gift to us.