Experiencing The Power of The Bible
When Paul spoke of God's power, the word he chose was dunamis, from which we get the word dynamite. The Bible is powerful because it has been energized by the Spirit of God. "God-breathed" is Paul's term for it (2 Timothy 3:16).
No other book in the world has both the fascination and the dread associated with it as the Bible. When customs officials in a Communist country once informed me that I could not take Bibles into that country, I asked, "Why do you fear this book? It only makes people honest and trustworthy. It results in people being good citizens. There is nothing to fear in this book."
"Do you know why the Bible is called holy?" asked Billy Graham. "I can tell you why. It is because the Bible tells the truth. It tells the truth about God, about man, and about the devil. The Bible teaches that we exchange the truth of God for the devil's lie about sex, for example, and drugs, and alcohol, and religious hypocrisy."
The reality, though, is that not everybody likes the truth - whether it comes from their mother, their doctor, or from God. If we don't like what we see, we turn off the lights.
When it comes to what the Bible says about your personal life and your destiny, you have but three choices: You can abide by it, accepting the truth of what it says; you can deny it and push it aside, hiding behind a multiplicity of excuses; or simply ignore the truth of this book.
You can be ignorant of many things and yet succeed in life but wise is the person who discovers how the spiritual power of the Bible can enrich his life.
I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the jew, then for the Gentile. ROMANS 1:16