People often think the Bible is a strange book about difficult-to-understand ideas. Yet what we experience in every day life, are things that the Bible discusses. For example:
- Kingdoms and kings. We all live in countries with either a president, prime minister or monarch who rules. So it should be no surprise that the Bible is about kingdoms and kings like the Israelites. It also explains that God’s Kingdom of Light will overcome and destroy the devil’s kingdom of darkness. Human history abounds with hundreds of wars of one kingdom against another.
- Laws and a constitution. Most countries have laws and a constitution to protect society and ensure stability and peace. The Bible is God’s constitution. It includes the kind of conduct God expects from those in His Kingdom. People don’t like the word ‘obedience’ in the Bible. Well, try to break your country’s laws and see what happens.
- Personal trainer. People hire a life coach, personal trainer, dietician, et cetera to help with certain aspects of their lives. God’s system is not different. He gives His Personal Trainer, the Holy Spirit, to any of His children who want help with aspects of their lives (in this case, the relationship with Jesus). Yet the Holy Spirit is far more effective than a human trainer because He is with us 24/7 and doesn’t ask a monthly fee.
- Commitment. Jesus tells us to be committed to Him and it frightens us. Yet commitment is quite normal in every day life. We commit to sweat in the gym, or work hard to make a success of our careers. The sports world is an especially noticeable example. So why is it strange to commit to God and invest in His kingdom?
- Testing. If you want to study at a university, apply for a desirable job, emigrate to another country, or join some elite force, they will screen or test you beforehand. Depending on your ability, you are either accepted or rejected. It is just life. But, goodness, can people put up a scene if God does the same! Then He is a Cosmic Tyrant! Yet God has His standards just like institutions.
- Repentance. People often repent: they are tired that they are unfit, smoke, or are not committed to some area. They turn away from old habits, and start the new (diets are excellent examples). That is just plain old repentance. The Bible also calls people to repent to benefit themselves.
What the Bible talks about is what we do and experience in every day life. It is not a ‘religion’ or a ritual. When we apply to God’s Kingdom what we do in the world, it can only lead to success.