“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17, NIV
Baseball umpire, Durwood Miller, tells of his rookie year of umpiring in the major leagues. It was the first time he had called balls and strikes with the famous pitcher, Nolan Ryan. The second pitch of the game was so fast, Miller never saw it. He froze, unable to make the call. Finally he yelled somewhat tentatively, “Strike!” The batter backed out of the box and said, “Ump, don’t feel so bad, I didn’t see it either!”
This story is a good illustration of what is happening in the world today. Change is occurring so fast that none of us can see it clearly. Yet, we all have to make vital calls and daily decisions about very important things, while wondering if we are making the right ones.
There has never been a time when we have needed a standard in our lives more than we do today. We need a fixed point, a true north, an unchanging standard on which we can base our decisions and not have to worry about changing them. God has given us such a standard. It is the Word of God, the Holy Bible. It contains the rock-solid, never-changing, always relevant truth.
Unbelievers might say the Bible is irrelevant and outdated. Believers know that “the Word of God is full of living power. It is sharper than the sharpest knife, cutting deep into our innermost thoughts and desires. It exposes us for what we really are.” (Hebrews 4:12) You make the call.
QUESTION: How can the Bible help you in day-to-day situations? Do you look to the Bible to answer all your questions?