Why in the world would I want to start a blog about the Bible? Why is studying it such a big deal? As I think about this I remember some of the things the Bible says about itself, such as:
"The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes." Ps. 19:7,8 or
"The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever." Is. 40:8 or
"All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." 2 Tim. 3:16,17
These are some pretty wild claims. This book claims to be perfect and sure and right and pure and eternal and coming from the very mouth of God. These claims are either true or they are a lie. They are either valid and we need to pay attention to them or they are a fairy tale and we can ignore them.
The Bible makes some other crazy claims, like if I do what it says I will be prosperous and successful (Josh. 1:8), in obeying God's word I will have great reward (Ps. 19:11), it will allow me to grow (I Pet. 2:2), it will keep me pure (Ps. 119:9-11), it will give me direction in my life (Ps. 119:105), I will be totally equipped (2 Tim. 3:17) and a whole lot more.
If the Bible is true and these claims are true, then I would be a fool to ignore it. This is a big deal. It is worth taking the time to look into.