Technologies come and go. Some catch on and gain prominence. Others “flash” into oblivion. New apps appear. Old ones transfer out.
In our tech-infatuated society, we like upgrades. We want the latest E-readers, iPods, and navigators. These devises prove relevant. They help our lives.
Unlike technology, however, the Bible is alive and active (Heb 4:12). God’s Word doesn’t just help, it transforms. But despite these truths, many of us downgrade our expectations of Scripture. We minimize its significance to our life situations. We don’t think the Bible relates to our real-life problems.
Let’s see what Paul has to say about the Bible.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17 NIV)
Is the Bible relevant? Well…do we need teaching, rebuke, and correction? Do we need training in right-living? Do we want to be equipped for every good work?
Although ancient, the Bible has stood the test of time. It has held up against the toughest critics. God’s Word has never failed. It applied to the lives of past believers. It applies today and will apply in the future. The Bible was, is, and always will be relevant.