God is good.
Originally posted on Short Little Rebel:
God’s WORD is all we need. It is. If someone says, ‘the bible doesn’t address today’s problems,’ I would say that they have never read it. How can you even begin to describe the bible? The bible is LIFE itself. The bible contains too much information- too much for us to even embrace. Is there any end to it? Can anyone even complete the process of understanding it in one lifetime? NO! It is a wonder that must leave you breathless!
There is no time you can read the bible and not feel LIFE breathed into your soul. Every story, every word, every pen-stroke- it all oozes life directly into your soul. How does it do that? Because it is made for the human being. It is made just for us. So we can’t help but be enthralled by it.
When I hear people say that the Old Testament is no longer valid, I gasp. The Old Testament is where you learn about God’s never changing personality. That is the very foundation of our faith! Knowing who God is and what he is like. How can you love God if you don’t know him? The God described in the Old Testament is an awesome God that is exactly what humans want and need to worship. Humans are so stubborn that we NEED a God that is fearsome. We do not respect weakness. We also NEED a God who is righteous. We are built to admire justice. We NEED a God that can make decisions- even if those decisions are unpopular. We don’t respect wishy washy. We NEED a God who is so powerful- yet, so compassionate. One who never gives up on us. One who offers HOPE. And we need one who understands sacrifice for the greater good. God sacrificed his only begotten Son for us. Oh! How angry he was- he ripped apart the temple cloth and shook the earth in his anger! But he withheld his mighty hand from destroying us. After all, it was him who sent his son. We humans respect someone who can sacrifice themselves for strangers. We respect those who offer forgiveness first. Basically, we are made to respect and love heroes. And God is the greatest hero who ever lived. God is exactly what we need. And thank you to God that he never changes! So those who refuse to read the Old Testament miss out on what they specifically need.