The Bible was written to make us love Jesus and love like Jesus. The Gospel, the message of the cross, was written so that we might be shaped by the cross into the shape of the cross.
In his new book, The Bible Overview, Steve Levy explains that the Bible was “written for the situation we’re in…”
If you are accused by your conscience, the Bible says He is your Advocate.
If you don’t understand life, the Bible says He is your Prophet.
If you are guilty of sin, the Bible says He is your High Priest.
If you feel hated and out of control, the Bible says He is your King, the King of Kings.
If you are confused about the purpose of your life, the Bible says He is the Way.
If you feel unsatisfied, the Bible says He is your bread and water.
It doesn’t matter what mess we are in, there is a promise in the Bible about Jesus that will help. In fact, the Bible will turn me into a person who will love God and live like God. Read how men have had faith in Christ and found this to be true. Be warned by men who have rejected Him and see the consequences…
He understands you and me. He has taken such huge steps to get rid of our sin. Now He commands and empowers us to love God and love like God.
Each time we read the Bible we must ask, how does understanding Jesus teach me to love God and love like God?
The Bible Overview, pp. 40-41.