An inquisitive little boy was playing in the living room one day. Pointing to the Bible, He asked his mother, “Is this god’s Book?” “Why yes, Johnny,” answered his mother, “Why do you ask?” “Well , Mother, “replied the boy, “We had better send it back to Him, for we never use it.”
The Bible is God’s Book. It is not the product of man’s imagination, but rather the revelation of the mind of God. The Bible is in a class all by itself for the men who recorded its message were guided by “the Holy Spirit sent down from heaven” (1 Peter 1:12).
The Bible makes a claim made by no other book. It claims to be inspired by God or literally “breathed into by God.” “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Tim. 3:16-17).
Both internal and external evidences abound, making us know that this book is different from all other books and springs from a higher source. Thus Ruskin was constrained to say, “The Bible is the one book to which any thoughtful man may go with any honest question of life and find the answer of God by earnest searching.”
Many are the tributes to the Bible. One has proclaimed, “The Bible is the Grand Old Book of the World. It breathes with sympathy, it throbs with energy, it pulsates with power, it vibrates with heavenly harmony, it sparkles with beauty, it thunders with eloquence, it flashes with light divine, it’s veins run crimson with the warm blood of the Son of God, it breathes the fragrance of the Lily of the Valley and the Rose of Sharon.”
In the words of Helen Keller, truly, “The Bible is a book to live with, to think from, and to die by.”