‘Speak to me, Word of God, speak to me.
I come alive, I’m alive, when You speak to me.’ (‘Awake, my soul’, Chris Tomlin & Lecrae)

‘Awake, my soul’, Chris Tomlin & Lecrae

God’s Word contains all we need for living. Proverbs 1:1-5 in the Message version says,
“These are the wise sayings of Solomon,
David’s son, Israel’s king—
Written down so we’ll know how to live well and right,
to understand what life means and where it’s going;
A manual for living,
for learning what’s right and just and fair;
To teach the inexperienced the ropes
and give our young people a grasp on reality.
There’s something here also for seasoned men and women,
still a thing or two for the experienced to learn—
Fresh wisdom to probe and penetrate,
the rhymes and reasons of wise men and women.”

In the Bible, I have found ‘a manual for living’: how to live, what God requires from us, what He is like, what we are like. It’s a timeless book with ageless truths to light our paths and guide our steps. As Casting Crowns say,
“The Bible was inscribed over a period of 2000 years
In times of war and in days of peace
By kings, physicians, tax collectors, farmers, fishermen, singers and shepherds.
The marvel is that a library so perfectly cohesive
Could have been produced by such a diverse crowd
Over a period of time which staggers the imagination.
Jesus is its grand subject, our good is designed and the Glory of God is its end.” (‘The Word is Alive’, Casting Crowns)

‘The Word is Alive’, Casting Crowns

Hebrews 4:12 TNIV says ‘For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.’ I have found this living word to be the single most important gift God has given me and my ongoing desire is to know it more and live by its truths.