“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”
Romans 15:4 ESV
"I bring you good
news of great joy"
The Bible isn't
just a story.
It's the story behind every other,
and God is the author.
It's the story behind every other. The Bible is not primarily about people, a nation, places, creation, religion, morality, life-advice, self-help, reconciliation, or forgiveness. The Bible is about God: who he is, and what he's done.
Our friends at the Bible Project believe, like us, that the Bible is a unified story that leads to Jesus. They have created animated videos, podcasts, and accessible resources to help you understand every book of the Bible, as well as other podcasts and resources.
Through reading of the Word of God, and especially through meditation on the Word of God, the believer becomes more and more acquainted with the nature and character of God.
Thus you will see more and more—besides his holiness and justice—what a kind, loving, gracious, merciful, mighty, wise, and faithful Being he is.
And therefore, in poverty, affliction of body, bereavement in your family, difficulty in your service, want of a situation or employment, you will rest upon the ability of God to help you.
You will learn from his Word that he is of almighty power and infinite wisdom. And you will see instance upon instance in the Bible in which his almighty power and infinite wisdom have been actually exercised in helping and delivering his people.
So you will rest upon the willingness of God to help you, because you have learned from the Bible what a kind, good, merciful, gracious, and faithful being God is, but also because you have seen in the Word of God how, in a great variety of instances, he has proved himself to be so.
And if God has made himself known to us through prayer and the thoughtful consideration of his own Word, this will lead us to a measure of confidence to rely upon him.
Thus the reading of the Word of God, together with meditation on it, will strengthen our faith.
This content is an adapted from George Muller’s book, Answers to Prayer, which is found in the Public Domain.