*Topic*: What Does the Bible Mean to You? – by Pastor Raphael


*Text*: 2 Timothy 3:16-17

“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 Timothy 3:16-17 (KJV)

The way you see and relate to the Bible will determine what you will get from it. Some only see the Bible as a historical book, so they only derive history from it. As a child of God, you must be aware of the origin and value of the Bible (Psalms 119:89).

Beloved, the Bible is the Word of God; written by the inspiration of God. This means that God filled forty holy men of God with the grace to write it (2 Peter 1:20–21). It is essential for doctrine (meaning teaching on a variety of topics), for reproof (meaning showing the wrong being done), for correcting (meaning showing the right path), and for instructing in righteousness (meaning showing the right relationship between God and man).

Beloved, the Bible holds answers to life’s questions; therefore, we should not see it as a mere book. Let us ask the Holy Spirit to guide us to understand the Bible so that we can apply it to our lives to become better persons (John 16:13). Hallelujah! Value His Word!


My dear heavenly Father, thank You for inspiring holy men to write the Holy Bible. Thus, I value the Holy Bible. Please lead and guide me by Your Spirit to understand Your Word and apply it to my life for tremendous progress and elevation in Jesus’ name. Amen!