God’s Library

Author: Aurora Scriver — Host: Andrew StevensPosted on: August 10, 2022

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
God's Library

How do you feel about libraries? They’re one of my favorite places! As the library doors swoosh open, I love breathing in the familiar scent of book pages and seeing the colorful spines lined along the shelves. I don’t even have a favorite section; I love them all—from history to literature to comparative religion to fiction. Libraries are the bEsther But libraries got even more exciting for me when I found out that Jesus—my Savior—has a librarian of sorts. The Bible tells the true story of Jesus, who is God, and how He died and rose again to beat sin and death. But the Bible isn’t just one book: it’s a whole library. It’s made up of many different types of books written by lots of different people, and the Holy Spirit oversaw the writing of all the Scriptures. The Bible includes history, law, poetry, prophecy, songs, letters, and more.But how did people know what books to put in the Bible? Enter Jesus’s Librarian.The Holy Spirit guided the people who wrote the Bible in a very special way called “inspiration,” which literally means the breath of God’s Holy Spirit guiding people. Then, He guided people in helping choose which books belonged in the Bible, His library. The people who chose the books in the Bible knew about the story of Jesus and listened to the Holy Spirit to figure out which books proclaimed that story well.That’s how we can know the Bible is true. God wrote it, using human people who trusted in and listened to Him. And we can see evidence of that truth in the unity of the Bible. Even though there are lots of different books, genres, and writers, it all tells the same story: Jesus died and rose again to beat sin and death!I love that God is so creative that He used a library to tell us the great story of His kingdom. And I love that this story has a happy ending, with Jesus coming back to make all things new—free from sin, death, and suffering (Revelation 21:1-5). • Aurora Scriver • What’s your favorite book of the Bible? Why? • What questions do you have about the Bible? • Who are trusted people you could talk to about these questions—such as pastors, parents, youth leaders, or counselors? “He [Jesus] is the one all the prophets testified about, saying that everyone who believes in him will have their sins forgiven through his name.” Acts 10:43 (NLT)

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Acts:10:43; John 20:31; 2 Timothy 3:16-2 Timothy 3:17