In the previous writings we saw that the Divine Creator gave His Word to the world so that people could come to know Him.
The Bible is a gift from God. It gives us information that we can’t find anywhere else. For example, it tells us that God created the heavens, the earth, and the first man and woman. It gives us principles that can help us when we have problems. In the Bible, we learn how God will accomplish his purpose to make the earth a better place. The Bible is such an exciting gift!
The Bible is “inspired of God.” (Read 2 Timothy 3:16.) But some may think,
‘The Bible was written by men, so how can it be from God?’
The Bible answers:
“Men spoke from God as they were moved [or, guided] by holy spirit.” (2 Peter 1:21)
This is similar to a businessman telling his secretary to write a letter. Who is the author of the letter? It is the businessman, not the secretary. In the same way, the Author of the Bible is God, not the men he used to write it. God guided them to write his thoughts. The Bible really is “the word of God.”—1 Thessalonians 2:13
The Bible is
“inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight.” (2 Timothy 3:16)
Even when it is an assembly of old writings which took more than 1,600 years to write, by writers who lived at different times it is still a today book. Even though there were different writers, all parts of the Bible agree and all books show their unity and their consistency. It doesn’t say one thing in one chapter and the opposite in another
Even being an old book, the Bible’s advice is helpful for us today. Jehovah knows how we are made, so He understands how we think and feel. He knows us better than we know ourselves, and He wants us to be happy. He knows what is good for us and what is bad for us.
Many people think that God doesn’t care about us. They feel that if God really cared, the world would be very different. We see war, hatred, and misery everywhere. People get sick, they suffer, and they die. Some wonder,
‘If God cares about us, why doesn’t he stop all this suffering?’
If you “keep on seeking,” you will find the answers and reason for the “going of things” in the Bible. (Proverbs 2:1-5) You shall be able to come to know why we encounter so man problems. But you shall also be able to come to see that the Creator of this all has foreseen solutions and has proved answers for our many questions. What you learn from those ancient writings will give you a happier life right now and a wonderful hope for the future.