I believe the Bible is the inspired word of God that guides my beliefs and actions.
Scripture declares it is the very Word of God! 2 Timothy 3:16-17 tells us that Scripture is the breath of God, or God-breathed.
Jesus claimed Scripture to be true in John 17:17, and He lived under the authority of Scripture as his daily practice when he was tempted in the desert in Matthew 4.
It is comforting to know that God speaks, has spoken, and continues to speak through His Word and Spirit. God has also shown us that Scripture is not diluted by men in 2 Peter 1:20-21. God has guided through the Holy Spirit the writing of Scripture.
The ultimate truth is that Scripture has a purpose! In Hebrews 4:12 it says it penetrates our hearts and souls to reveal God’s will in our lives. God illuminates Scripture in our hearts by way of the Holy Spirit. How great is our God that He loves us and speaks to us! He has revealed Himself, and continues to do so, by way of His Word and Spirit!