Can I Trust the Bible Is True?

Melissa HendersonBy Melissa Henderson5 Minutes

Have you ever known someone who wonders if the Bible is true? Perhaps that person is you. In dark and desperate times, the question of “Can I trust the Bible is true?” may have entered into the thoughts of a person journeying through difficult situations. As Christians, we know that when we accept Christ into our lives, we can rest in the promises of God. Yes, the Bible is true.

Bible study groups can be found in most churches. Groups for women, men, teens, children, seniors, and more specialized gatherings may be offered. Some churches open their doors to large gatherings of weekly Bible study meetings which are offered for members and non-members.

The fact that there are so many Bible study groups available in numerous areas of the world gives the reminder that people are seeking to know God. People are yearning for a closer relationship with God. Whether we are studying the Bible alone or in a group, we can trust in the Word of God.

A new believer and a seasoned believer both need guidance when reading Scripture. One of the first things I do before reading the Bible is to pray. I pray and ask God to open my heart and mind to absorb the message in Scripture. Each word in the Bible is given to us by God.

If there is a verse or section of the Bible that is hard to understand or needs more clarification, there is help in knowing what the Scripture means. Asking a member of clergy for guidance or sharing questions with a Bible study group are ways to learn more about the Bible.

God gave wisdom to everyday people so they would be able to record His message for generations to come. God did not choose the wealthy and popular people. God chose people who others could possibly relate to and empathize with their journey in learning about God.

Matthew, one of the disciples of Christ, was a tax collector. When Jesus called Matthew to follow him, Matthew left his life as a despised tax collector and became a faithful follower of Christ.

Isaiah, a prophet, spoke about the one to come.

A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” (Isaiah 40:3 NIV)

Luke was a physician and is referred to as a “fellow laborer” of the apostle Paul. Luke went with Paul on his journey to Jerusalem.

Through people then and now, God brings His message of hope and love to the world. Each person has to make the decision to believe in God. The choice is a personal and meaningful one.

Reading the Bible in a group setting can offer the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about Scripture. Also, personal daily Bible reading presents the opportunity to share a more intimate relationship with God.

Start with prayer. Thank God for the Bible. Praise God. Ask for forgiveness of sins. Give thanksgiving to God again. Ask for wisdom, discernment, and revelation when reading the Bible.

I learn something new each time I read the Bible. God provides ways to learn from Scripture and to rest in His promises.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV).

Knowing Scripture allows us to stand strong and stay in the Word when we share the love of Christ.

In His Name,

Melissa Henderson