Bible Society of South Africa

Roadmap for Life – Day 12

- The Bible – your operating manual for life
- The Bible speaks to you
- The Bible is your GPS
- The Bible is like a mirror

Bible text(s)

Light from the Law of the LORD

105Your word is a lamp to guide me

and a light for my path.

Psalms 119:105GNBOpen in Bible reader

4Everything written in the Scriptures was written to teach us, in order that we might have hope through the patience and encouragement which the Scriptures give us.

Romans 15:4GNBOpen in Bible reader

12The word of God is alive and active, sharper than any double-edged sword. It cuts all the way through, to where soul and spirit meet, to where joints and marrow come together. It judges the desires and thoughts of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12GNBOpen in Bible reader

The Bible – your operating manual for life
Millions of Christians all over the world believe that the Bible is the Word of God. They read it regularly, study it and regard it as a guideline for their lives.
The Apostle Paul confirms the value of the Scriptures in our lives

The Bible speaks to you
The Bible is not like an instruction manual or a website offering neat answers and ready-made solutions to various questions and problems. This book speaks to you when you are open to hearing the Word of God and making it part of your daily life.

The Bible is your GPS
It covers a wide range of issues, events and real-life situations that confront readers today. Many of these questions are addressed by way of example, advice and admonishment, as well as direct instructions.

If, at times, it seems as if there is no Scripture passage which can be applied to a specific matter, there are usually broad principles that may be used as guidelines, e.g. the first commandment, “Worship no god but me” not only refers to images of idols, but also to any possession or object that a person favours above God.

The Bible is like a mirror
This is not only a book to consult in the hope of finding help; it is also a book in which we recognise ourselves and learn to know God, as believers have done throughout the ages.

Ultimately, believing the message of the Bible and making it part of your life is a matter of faith. Make the Bible part of your “going out and coming in” by looking up the following Scriptures and storing them on your “hard disc” for quick reference for advice, encouragement and fast food for the soul.

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