People relate to the Bible in so many different ways – but what is the Bible as the Word of God to us? Is it only a book with good teachings? Is it only rules and commandments given by God to humanity to behave? The kind of Bible we have depends on the kind of heart we have when we come to the Bible. The Bible clearly says in 2 Tim. 3:16-17 that all the Scripture is God-breathed – the entire Bible is God’s breathing out! But to us sometimes the Bible may only be a book of letters and commandments.
We need to learn to come to the Bible as to God’s living word, the breathing out of God, and not as to a book with commandments from God to man! The psalmists are a good pattern in this, and especially Psalm 119 – the longest chapter in the Bible – shows us how much the psalmists loved the law / the word of God. They discovered that the law is sweet, precious, dear, and they treasured the law because it is the word of God whom they pursued and loved! We need to be such loving seekers of God when we come to the Bible, so that we may enjoy God in His Word when we read the Bible!
What is the Bible to YOU when you read it? Is the Bible only a book of commandments and ordinances ordained by God? Or is the Bible the breath of the living God to you, which you breathe in as you read the Word of God? Read more on this topic at,