What I mean is that through reading the Bible our lives are transformed on a personal level through God's grace and the lessons imparted in the text. I had a great theologian as a prof at Perkins,the late William "Billy" Abraham. He used to say we know the Bible is the word of God because it bestorus grace upon the reader. HU? I think what he meant was we are in touch with the power of God through the text when we read it in faith, Not because we believe the big miracles but because we take into our hearts what it teaches about a relationship with God.
Here are three examples of truths we can learn from the Bible that will change our lives.
*Christ gives us peace that pases all understandng "the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philipians 4:7
*feeling of God's presence in a palpable way:
"Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you." Psalm 139.Sensing the presence of God in a real way is about the most precious experience we can have. It makes life worth living. It changes your life for the better.
*God is with us always even unto the end of the age Matthew 28:20
*He gives us power over spiritual forces: "behold I give you power even over all the power of the enemy." Luke 10:19
There is no geological evidence of Noah's flood. The logistics of the ark demonstrate the clearly mythical nature of the story. The facts of the fossil record demonstrate the absurdity of litteral imterproiation of Gensis. But the truth of God is demonstrated these small ways which are universal to religion.The Bible is an excellent guide to such a spiritual way of life.