All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17 RSV)

According to Microsoft Encarta 2009, the term Bible is derived through Latin from the Greek biblia, or “books”, the diminutive form of Byblos, the word for “papyrus” or “paper,” which was exported from the ancient Phoenician port city of Biblos. The message from the Bible is so important that it has been translated into about 2,000 languages. The Bible was the first book printed for ordinary people. It remains the most printed, circulated and read book of all time. The beauty of the Bible is that forty (40) men wrote it during a period of over 1,500 years and yet all the books agree.

I agree with Charles Godfm who wrote that ‘‘God speak to us when we read study the Bible. He shows us the pitfalls we must avoid and the highway to follow. He shows us the signpost to success and the secrets to a happy life. Wisdom screams from the pages of the Bible and those who listen and apply its lessons to their enjoy the benefits of life’’. There is no history of a single person who has regretted devoting his time to read and to abide by the word of God. The Bible if studied carefully will draw you closer to your creator.

One great man penned this about the Bible;

”The Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers.

Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable.

Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy.

It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you.

It is the traveller’s map, the pilgrim’s staff, the pilot’s compass, the soldier’s sword, and the Christian’s charter.

Here Paradise is restored, heaven opened, and the gates of hell disclosed.

Christ is its grand object, our good its design, and the glory of God its end.

It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet.

Read it slowly, frequently, and prayerfully.

It is a mine of wealth, a Paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure.

It is given you in life, will be opened in the judgment, and will be remembered forever.

It involves the highest responsibility, will reward the greatest labour and will condemn all who trifle with its sacred contents.”

God revealed himself throughout all the books of the Bible. Here is how Philip Nation (adult ministry publishing director for LifeWay Christian Resources) summarised how God revealed himself in every book of the Bible;

Genesis-creator and promised Redeemer.

Exodus-the Passover Lamp

Leviticus-High Priest

Numbers-Water in the desert

Deuteronomy-He becomes the curse for us

Judges-Delivers us from injustice

Ruth-Our Kinsman Redeemer

1 Samuel-All in one, He is the Prophet/Priest/King

2 Samuel-King of grace and love

1 Kings- A ruler greater than Solomon

2 Kings-the powerful prophet

1 Chronicles-Son of David that is coming to rule

2 Chronicles-the king who reigns eternally

Ezra-Priest proclaiming freedom

Nehemiah-The one who restores what is broken down

Esther-Protector of his people

Job-Mediator between God and man

Psalms-Our song in the morning and in the night

Proverbs-Our wisdom

Ecclesiastes-Our meaning for life

Song of Solomon-Author of faithful love

Isaiah-Suffering servant

Jeremiah-The weeping Messiah

Lamentation-He assumes God’s wrath for us

Ezekiel-Son of man

Daniel-The stranger in the fire with us

Hosea-Faithful husband even when we run away

Joel-He is sending His Spirit to His people

Amos-Delivers justice to the oppressed

Obadiah-Judge of those who do evil

Micah-He casts our sin into the sea of forgetfulness

Nahum-Proclaims future world peace we cannot imagine

Habakkuk-Crushes injustice

Zephaniah-Prophesies a Messiah pierced for us

Malachi-Son of righteousness who brings healing

Mattew-The Messiah who is King

Mark-The Messiah who is a servant

Luke-The Messiah who is a deliver

John- The Messiah who is God in flesh

Acts-The Spirit who dwells in His people

Romans-The righteous of God

1 Corinthians-The power and love of God

2 Corinthians-He is the down payment of what’s to come

Galatians-He is our very life

Ephesians-The unity of our church

Philippians-The joy of our life

Colossians-Holds the supreme position in all things

1 Thessalonians-Our comfort in the last days

2 Thessalonians-Our returning king

1 Timothy-Saviour of the worst sinners

2 Timothy-Leader of the leaders

Titus-Foundation of truth

Philemon-Our Mediator

Hebrews-Our High Priest

James-He matures our faith

1 Peter-Our hope in times of suffering

2 Peter-The one who guards us from fable teaching

1 John-Source of all fellowship

2 John-God in the flesh

3 John-Source of all truth

Jude-Protect us from stumbling

Revelation-King of Kings, Lord of Lords, the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End and the one who makes all things new.

The greatest treasure handed to man is the Bible; it is of great value or worth.Indeed The Bible deserves the title ‘‘the book of books’’ because it is outstanding and unique among all books.

Compiled by: Sam Netanel

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