Christ revealed the book He read during His time on this earth, and He recommended it to us.
To move to a higher level in your Christian life, you must commit yourself to the word of God which is the Bible. The Bible is the revelation of God. That was the book Christ read during His time on this earth, and He recommended it to us.
See what He said when the devil tempted Him.
But He answered and said, It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God’ (Mat. 4:4). Jesus said to him, “It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God’ (Mat 4:7).
When the Jews Approached Him about divorce, He said:
And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female” (Mat. 19:4).
When He saw the people using the temple as a marketplace He Said:
“It is written,” he said to them, “My house will be a house of prayer, but you have made it ‘a den of robbers. (Luke 19:46).
Of course, when Jesus said, ‘it is written’, when He said ‘have you not read’ to His listeners, they didn’t have what we have. They didn’t have it all wrapped up in fine leather, an index, and maps and all the other things we see with a copy of the Bible today. They didn’t have that. But this book is a divine revelation of God, given by God.
Can you name me any aspect of your life that’s not included in the Bible? Everything you want to know about your life is in the Bible, and Christ recommends it to us. If every aspect of my life is included in the Bible, then every decision I make should be filtered through the principles of God, which can be found in the Bible.
That keeps us on God’s path. That moves us to higher dimension in life. There isn’t anything about your life that God hasn’t spoken about, that He hasn’t given direction about, that He doesn’t have some laws to protect you from destroying and ruining your life. For example, if you want to live longer, the Bible says; “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you” (Ex. 20:12 NIV).
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”- which is the first commandment with a promise – 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” 4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord” (Eph. 6:1-4 NIV).
Sadly, some children think you are abusing them when you are training and instructing them in the Lord. When you are going the wrong way, the Bible warns you, ‘don’t go there, don’t try that, don’t build that relationship’. The word of God is truth. “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth” (John 17:17). The word of God is spirit, and it is life. “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63).