1. Why learn from God?
God has good news of something better for mankind. He tells us about it in the pages of the Bible. The Bible is like a letter to us from our loving Father.
“‘For I myself well know the thoughts that I am thinking toward YOU,’ is the utterance of Jehovah, ‘thoughts of peace, and not of calamity, to give YOU a future and a hope. ” (Jeremiah 29:11)
2. What is the good news?
Mankind needs good government. No human ruler has ever relieved mankind of violence, injustice, disease, or death. But there is good news. God will give mankind a good government that will bring freedom from all causes of suffering.
“And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be brought to ruin. And the kingdom itself will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it itself will stand to times indefinite.” (Daniel 2:44)
3. Why is it vital to learn from God?
Soon God will clear the earth of people who cause suffering. Meanwhile, he is teaching millions of meek people to enjoy a better way of life, based on love. From God’s Word, people are learning how to cope with life’s problems, how to find real happiness, and how to please God.
“Seek Jehovah, all YOU meek ones of the earth, who have practiced His own judicial decision. Seek righteousness, seek meekness. Probably YOU may be concealed in the day of Jehovah’s anger. ” (Zephaniah 2:3)
4. Who is the Author of the Bible?
Some 40 men wrote the 66 books of the Bible, but they wrote God’s thoughts and not their own. So God is the Author of the Bible.
We know that the Bible is from God because it accurately foretells the future in details. It also bears the unmistakable stamp of God’s loving personality. It has the power to change people’s lives for the better.
“Now, look! I am going today in the way of all the earth, and YOU well know with all YOUR hearts and with all YOUR souls that not one word out of all the good words that Jehovah YOUR God has spoken to YOU has failed. They have all come true for YOU. Not one word of them has failed.” (Joshua 23:14)
“Indeed, that is why we also thank God incessantly, because when YOU received God’s word, which YOU heard from us, YOU accepted it, not as the word of men, but, just as it truthfully is, as the word of God, which is also at work in YOU believers.” (1 Thessalonians 2:13)
5. How can you understand the Bible?
Jesus helped people understand the Bible by referring to one Bible text after another and explaining “the meaning of Scriptures.”
“And commencing at Moses and all the Prophets he interpreted to them things pertaining to himself in all the Scriptures….Then he opened up their minds fully to grasp the meaning of the Scriptures.” (Luke 24:27,45)
This series, “Learn From God’s Word”, will use the same method to help us.
(Source: The Watchtower, January 1, 2011, pp. 16,17)