Does the Bible Really have answers?

I have heard most of my adult life that the Bible contains all the answers to life’s problems. Although that is true, most Christians fall short of telling the whole idea behind that statement about the Word of God and the answers to life.
 
Books in the Bible such as Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations and Matthew teach us how to live. But we should not expect simple and easy answers to problems of life. The characters inside of the stories of the Bible had hard struggles as they tried desperately to hold onto their faith in God but yet failing in many cases. They often acted out without knowing if their actions were right or wrong. As we join this “great cloud of witnesses” (Heb 12:1) we can learn from their mistakes and victories.
 
One thing the “champions” of faith had in common – They understood that the proper sacrifice pleased God. Although the men and women of God that preceded Jesus Christ did not fully understand what was going to happen for the human race at the Cross, they still comprehended that the shedding of innocent blood through the proper sacrifice coupled with their faith was what brought them into right relationship with God.
In these current times, we have been blessed with the teachings of Paul, who brought the Glorious Message of the Cross to the Jewish and gentile world. The same simple faith in Christ and Him Crucified that saved us also sanctifies us (Col 2:6) to live for God as we are empowered by the Holy Spirit.
 
If we accept the trials of life with the courage and faith that the Great Patriarchs demonstrated in the worst and best times of their life, surely the victory and answers of life will be before us as we run this race and finish the course to eternal life with Jehovah.

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