“The Bible is very balanced. It nails everybody!”
Pastor Greg Laurie
For many years before I became a Christian, the Bible was just another book to read. There were many great stories and practical ideas for living, but nothing more. This all changed when I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. Instead of distant characters living in a foreign culture and forgotten time, the stories became very real to me. The difference was I saw myself in everyone of the characters. I saw my sins, even secret and hidden sins, laid bare on the pages.
The Bible nails everybody. Male or female, young or old, rich or poor...all have one thing in common. We are all sinners. I never wanted to admit that. Surely my sins could be overlooked or explained by naivete or immaturity? After all, I couldn’t be as bad as a murderer or thief? But when I was finally ready to see myself as God saw me before I accepted Jesus Christ, only the truth remained. I am a sinner. And in spite of my best efforts to excuse my behavior, only one thing mattered. I was in desperate need of a Savior.
For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
Once I accepted the fact that I was a sinner and repented of my sins, I could come before God and ask Jesus Christ to be my Lord and Savior. Now, when I read the Bible, it is alive and penetrating into my soul. It is God’s Word and His Holy Spirit enlightens me to understand what is written.
The Bible does nail everybody. And I thank God that it nailed me and has never let up!
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.