The God who Christians worship is a speaking God. God is not silent!
He is certainly not silent about himself. He reveals himself in the things that he has made, for example, Psalm 19 begins with the words, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” And there is a verse in the first chapter of Romans in the Bible that states; “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”
Throughout the Old Testament part of the Bible, God continued to speak through his messengers, like prophets, but the climax of God speaking to us is in the sending of his Son, the Lord Jesus. The beginning of another letter in the Bible, the letter to the Hebrews, puts it like this; “In the past God spoke to our ancestors many times and in many ways through the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us through his Son.”
God’s Son is Jesus – who is fully God and fully man. His words and his life most clearly reveal God to us. But not just Jesus’ words in the Bible do this. Christians regard the whole Bible as God’s words to us. Even though the words of the Bible were written down hundreds of years ago, God still uses them today to speak to people and to reveal himself to them. Another phrase from the Bible says, “…the word of God is alive and active…” (Hebrews 4:12).
So the Bible is, if you like, a dynamic document! It’s not just “print on a page!”
The apostle Paul, when writing to the young Timothy, reminded him: “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living, so that the person who serves God may be fully qualified and equipped to do every kind of good deed.” (2 Tim 3:16, 17)
So the Bible is essential for everyone who follows & trusts in Jesus. It is the main way that God speaks to us. That is why we seek at St Andrews Christian College to take God’s Bible seriously, because we know that as we read and study it God will teach us what is true, he will challenge, help and correct us, and teach us the right way to live and equip us for good deeds.
Give God the opportunity to speak to you clearly by reading his Bible. There are many good resources available to help us read, understand and apply the things God wants us to know from His Bible.
Feel free to email me and I can suggest where you could get these resources. I’m also happy to suggest how you can start reading the Bible regularly if this is something that you have not done before.