Some will say the Bible has interesting stories with practical advice for living, and is treated more like a self-help book than the Word of the living God.
But it is so much more than that.
Hebrews 4:12 (NLT) “For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.”
When we are born again, we become a new creation in Christ and receive a new heart. A heart of flesh that is tender toward God.
(2 Co 5:17, Ez 11:19)
But the responsibility of renewing our minds is all ours, and it’s where transformation happens. (Ro 12:2)
Paul rebuked some who, while they were followers of Christ, failed to mature in the faith. There was much he wanted to tell them, but due to their lack of maturity, had become “dull in their hearing.” (Heb 5:11-14)
There is much God wants to reveal to us, but it won’t happen apart from His word.
Through the written (logos) Word, got speaks (rhema) to us.
And knowing the Author is a prerequisite.