Bible Does More Than Tell Us How to Live

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By Billy Graham, Christian Post Guest Columnist
November 5, 2011|1:49 pm

A: Let me ask you a question: You say you've been able to make it through life by relying on your common sense "so far" -- but how do you know it won't let you down in the future? Or what will you do if you face something you can't handle?

You see, what you're really saying is that you don't need God -- and that's a very dangerous attitude. It's dangerous because you're saying you know more than God about what's best for you; it's dangerous also because once your life is over you are going to meet Him -- and you'll be totally unprepared for that day. The Bible warns, "There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death" (Proverbs 14:12).

Don't let your pride, or anything else, cut you off from God and His wisdom for living. God loves you, and He cares what happens to you. If He didn't, He wouldn't have bothered to give us His Word to guide us. But He does care, and His Word shows us how to do what's right and avoid what's wrong. The Psalmist's words are true: "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path" (Psalm 119:105).

But the Bible does more than tell us how to live. Most of all, it points us to Jesus Christ, who gave His life so that some day we could live in God's presence forever. Turn to Christ and give your life to Him today.

Affectionately known as the "World's Preacher" for more than 60 years, the Rev. Billy Graham is one of the most influential and respected spiritual leaders of the 20th century. He has been a friend and spiritual advisor to ten American presidents and has preached the Gospel to more people in live audiences than anyone else in history - nearly 215 million people in more than 185 countries and territories - through various meetings. Hundreds of millions more have been reached through television, video, film, and webcasts. Send your queries to "My Answer," c/o Billy Graham, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, N.C., 28201; call 1-(877) 2-GRAHAM, or visit the Web site for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association: www.billygraham.org.
 

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