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The Lord Your Healer: 

Discover Him and Find His Healing Touch by Paul J. Bucknell

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Discover Him and Find His Healing Touch

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The Bible Teaching Commentary on Genesis: The Book of Foundations

Commentaries that specialize on training the teacher!

Overcoming Anxiety: Finding Peace, Discovering God


The Origins of the Bible

The Relevance of the Bible

Is the Bible really relevant to my life?

The Bible's Challenge | Transformation | Canonization| Extent | Inspiration | Reliability | Relevance | Version

If we question the relevancy of God's Word, it is often because His Word is having little or no affect on our lives. Down deep we wonder if it is all true. There are two issues we need to address. They both have the same root problem.

Thinking about God's Word.

What impact does God's Word have on your lives?


Is the Bible Really God's Word?  

God's Word is hidden from the life of a skeptic. They don't believe God or the scriptures. Their desire to keep living out their lives of sin give them extra motivation for keeping truth out.

For everyone who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. (John 3:20)

The skeptic comes up with a lot of questions, but they are designed to keep the truth from them. The question a skeptic needs to honestly ask him or herself is:

Do you really want God to get involved in your life?


Is God's Word really relevant to my life?

God's Word is hidden from the heart of the doubter. These Christians have lost their confidence in the scriptures. They are busy with life, making money, making friends, their boyfriend, etc.

These are the ones who have heard the word, and the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. (Mark 4:18-19)

God's Word does not seem relevant to them. Their lack of faith keeps God’s Word in its sheath. They need to ask a question of themselves:

Have I really put God's Word in my heart?

What symbol does the Bible use to speak of the relevance and power of God’s truth?

Revelation 1:16 Two-edged sword

That's right. A sword.

We want God's Word to be like a pillow rather than a sword.
The Word of God is not a pillow and should not be treated as one. The Word of God is a sword.

“For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).

The scriptures uses the word 'sword' to describe God's Word. But perhaps, if we were honest, many of us treat the Word of God more as a pillow. But frankly, and this ought to be obvious, we don't take pillows to fight a war - except for pillow fights! We take swords.

When the sword is taken from its sheath, something is going to happen.

My brother and I had fights when we were smaller. We would start off with words and progress to fists, legs, and other things like books. Because our bedroom was in the basement of a large old house, we soon went on to big and better things! Once he grabbed a stick. Holding a book no longer worked for me!

We even got objects 5-6 feet long. But something changed when my brother reached high school. He had a selection of machetes. They are long knives used for slashing thick tropical forests. When he came back with one of his long 3 foot blades, I knew then he won the fight! I scooted off to see what Mom was doing upstairs. I thank the Lord we never managed to hurt each other.

When the sword is taken out of its sheath, those around know something is going to happen. When God’s Word is unleashed in our hearts, then there are remarkable experiences with God Himself.

Unbare the sword of God's Word and let it impact your life!

Knowing about God's Word and its reliability is one important matter, but one also needs to know how to meet God in the scriptures.

Other Articles on the Origin of the Bible Series

1. How is the Bible different today from before?

The Transformation of the Bible

2. How did the Bible come into being?

3. Why aren't other books part of the Bible?

4. How is the Bible different from other books?

5. Doesn't the Bible have a lot of mistakes?

6. Is the Bible really relevant to my life?

7. What Bible version should I use? I'm confused.

8. Why do some people say that I must use the KJV?

Scriptures typically quoted from the New American Standard Bible unless noted: (C) Copyright The Lockman Foundation 1988

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