Heavenly Father, open our ears to hear Your voice, and open our hearts to receive Your love. Come near to us this morning Father as we come near to You as we desire more of You. More of Your love, more of Your presence, more of Your wisdom, more of Your peace. We love You and it’s in Jesus’ name that we pray. Amen. These are not just idle words for you (The Bible) they are your life. Deuteronomy 32:46-47 Read 2 Timothy 3:16. (To find 2 Timothy, you can look in the table of contents or thumb through the pages towards the back of the Bible in the NT.) Who wrote the Bible? _______________________. Turn a few pages forward and read 2 Peter 1:20-21. Write this verse in your journal and fill in the blanks. For prophecy never had its origin in the __________ of ____________, but men spoke from ____________ as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. WHY WAS THE BIBLE WRITTEN? Read Romans 15:4 out of the New Living Translation version of the Bible. Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. They give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises. From Romans 15:4, why was the Bible written? Read Hebrews 4:12 in the NLT. For the Word of God is full of living power. It is sharper than the sharpest knife, cutting deep into our innermost thoughts and desires. It exposes us for what we really are. What do you learn about the Bible from this passage of Scripture? Read Psalm 107:19-20. When the people were in distress, Who did they cry out to? How did He heal them? Were there particular Scripture verses or statements that spoke to you personally? Record your answers in your journal. Closing Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You. Thank You for drawing near to us as we draw near to You. Help us to feel Your presence today as we ponder the things that we have read and absorb this amazing book which You use to communicate Your desires to us. We love You and it is in Jesus’ name that we pray. Amen.