I am reminded from time to time how great a blessing we have in our bible. Paul wrote to Timothy to remind him that “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” 2 Timothy 3:16
R.C. Foster wrote this about Jesus in his book STUDIES IN THE LIFE OF CHRIST…
“The life of Jesus of Nazareth is so deeply imbedded in the literature, institutions, and the whole life of the civilized world that it is rather puzzling to stop and analyze the sources of our exact information concerning our Lord. Every way we turn we meet some reminder: the calendar which marks the passing of time, the buildings that face us on street corners and country roads, and the soul-stirring productions in the realm of art and music. But whence comes our actual knowledge of what Jesus said and did when on earth? Whence our conception of what Jesus is and shall be?”
The only conception we can really get of Jesus Christ is by the bible. There are many who want to make the life and the miracles of Christ nothing more than fables and myths but for us who are Christians we stand on the only source that gives us hope because we know that it came from heaven as the Holy Spirit moved upon men to write and it is gloriously preserved in english for us because God desires us to know Him and in these last days, God has spoken.
“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son…” Hebrews 1:1&2
I am so thankful that the word became flesh and dwelt among us and now lives in those that believe, but I am also thankful that God decided to put the word on paper, preserved for our reading.