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Life can become complicated as cultural trends develop and change with time. Humans have the incredible ability to adapt to social developments, sometimes without resistance or even asking the question, “Does this align with my values?” The Bible stands out as not only the best-selling book of all time, but the longest selling book of all time. Many who argue the relevance of The Holy Scriptures have a difficult time explaining how the book has been able to predict the human experience throughout the generations. It speaks to the heart of the smallest child and yet can permeate the broken spirit of the elderly. The Word of God boasts of its surviving relevance telling the reader, “The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God endures forever,” (Isaiah 40:8). Here are four reasons the Bible is still applicable today:

The Bible shows us how to heal and begin again after life’s disappointments- Life’s hurts wound deeply. The Bible provides wisdom on broken friendships, marriages, and relationships between parent and child. God assigns Himself as the solution to each of these relational problems. God says throughout the Bible He will be a father to the fatherless, a husband to the unmarried woman and a friend to the repentant heart.

Exposes the tricks of the enemy - The Bible is a cautionary tale that helps believers know what to look out for and who to avoid. There is nothing new under the sun. The enemy has no new tricks to throw at people and the Bible exposes each and every one of his tactics.

The Bible points to a higher purpose - God speaks to the spirit of every human being reminding them that their life is a not a mere accident but a purposeful decision by an Almighty Creator. Realizing that someone brought you into the world for such a time as this, gives a purpose-driven component to life. The following Scripture reassures the reader that God never creates anything without a finished plan in mind, “For I know the plans that I have for you, declares The Lord,” (Jeremiah 29:11).

God’s plan for eternal life is explained - This life is not all there is. Life on earth is only part of the picture and the Bible tells us there’s so much more to look forward to. It describes that humans are flawed in nature but can be perfected in spirit by being born again and accepting Christ as Lord and Savior. The Bible reminds us that all humans long for the one thing that only God has to offer and that is the gift of eternal life.

The sharp nature of the Bible pierces through eras of time, generations, and culture in order to uniquely connect with every human on some level. The Bible helps us discover a distinct quality about ourselves that help us to realize the intrinsic value of worth given only by God.

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