Reading through the pages of the Bible, therein it tells the best story ever known to man. One of love and forgiveness. One of hurt and healing. One of ultimate redemption that was strong enough to secure love forever.
As with any good story, there is the main character. The one who takes the forefront of the overall picture. The one, who, even if they are not mentioned by name during a particular episode, is still seen in the spirit of or behind the scenes of the whole story.
The Bible is the truest story of them all. Be careful when reading it that you do not categorize it as just another good read even though, yes, it’s good. When going through its pages, please do not view it simply as an ancient text, historical matter, or worse, a fictitious fable. The Bible is the most real book one could ever read, and the story that lives in its pages is just as relevant today as it was when it was being lived, experienced, and penned.
The Bible is the only living book there is whose words are ever planting themselves in your life and revealing things about your life if you let it.
And, just like any good story you read (again, we are to remember the realness of the Bible, and we are not to take it as a mere story), there is the main character.
Although many lives are revealed in its pages, and many stories are shared, the main character is there, in every story, on every page, revealing Himself in every one.
The main character of the Bible is, of course, God Himself (and I even hesitate to categorize Him in such life because His ultimate holiness demands so much more).
From the beginning to the end of its writing, God is there in every story. The Bible is all about Him. His creation. His love. His forgiveness. His plan of salvation for humanity. His heavenly abode. His, everything!
In the very first chapter alone, God is mentioned by name thirty-one times. In every page and every historical tale from there until the end, God is present in the pages even when you don’t see Him mentioned by name, for “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” (2 Timothy 3:16).
So, why is it important to understand God as the main character of the Bible? The answer is, many approach the reading of the Bible as just another book (which, as I stated earlier, clearly it’s not).
Everything written in the Bible is serious business. The Bible is a Holy Book. The main character, our God, is a holy God (1 Peter 1:16), and that is not to be taken lightly. One must recognize that when they are opening those pages to read or study, they are opening to read about His will and His plan for all of humanity, not just a select few.
We must reverence God as we read through those pages. We must never haphazardly approach those pages. All of history written within, from the “In the beginning…” (Genesis 1:1) to the final “Amen” (Revelation 22:21), is His story.
And His story is beautiful if you treat it as the treasure it truly is – if you treat Him as the treasure He is. Your life will be so much better when you get to know the main character, when you get to, intimately and personally, know God for yourself.
Read His story. See Him in the pages. As your eyes read over the words written on that paper, let them come alive in your life. Hear what He has to say to you amid it all.
Do you know the main character of the Bible? Read His story, be inspired, and let His words change your life.
“And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The Lord, he is the God; the Lord, he is the God.” – 1 Kings 18:39
“For the kingdom is the Lord’s: and he is the governor among the nations.” – Psalm 22:28
“For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.” – Psalm 95:3
“But the Lord is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king…” – Jeremiah 10:10
“And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth” (Revelation 19:6), and I say with them, Hallelujah! For the Lord God reigns! The main character of the Bible reigns forever and ever. Get to know Him for yourself. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.
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