The Bible is Alive
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
The grass withers and the flowers fall,
but the word of our God endures forever. Isaiah 40:8
As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:10-11
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It’s a written narrative God told through humans about His character, and His plans to save and restore humanity. And because it is inspired by God, every section of Scripture has the power to counsel, convict, and change us.
Think about a time when you’ve felt your mind being renewed, or seen some area of your life transformed. If you regularly read or listen to Scripture, you’ve experienced its power to inspire, encourage, and even challenge you.
The Bible is more than a history lesson. Although it is retelling what God has done, it’s also showing us what God will do. It is revealing a story that God has been unveiling throughout history; a story He wants to continue to tell through us.
God’s Word has moved in the hearts of people since the beginning of time, and its inspiration has led to the transformation of cities, nations, and continents.
So this week, let’s celebrate how the Bible is alive and active in our world by looking at the narrative God has been telling through Christians throughout history—a narrative that showcases the Bible’s ability to pierce darkness, bring hope, restore lives, and change the world.