Many struggle with eternal matters. Some have searched the world trying to seek out the solution to their quandary.
Those who believe in God know exactly where to go for the answers to eternal questions, the Bible.
The mystery of salvation has been revealed to man. Paul told the Ephesians of this, “Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
“To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him” (Eph. 3:8-12).
Imagine having the insight of the mind of God and his plan for man. It is greater than any treasure map man has ever had, for this information if obeyed means eternal salvation. How loving of God to give mankind his word in written form.
When man sinned in the Garden of Eden, God could have justly destroyed man. But instead he devised a way for man to be justified in his sight again.
The story of how man’s redemption was to occur is found in the pages of God’s word. The coming of a savior was promised to Abraham:
“Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will show thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed”(Gen. 12:1-3).
The story of this man and his descendants leads us to the time of Christ. The account takes us through two periods of captivity for God’s people. We read of the direction God gave to his people and how they many times failed to follow his word, and how they suffered for their disobedience.
It is also seen that God blessed them when they followed him and even delivered them from enemies as long as they followed his commands. God kept his promises to man, and he always will.