Apart from creation, the Bible teaches us that God has also revealed Himself to us through His intervention in human history. As the ancient Prophet Isaiah wrote, “The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God” (Isaiah 52:10). Just as our actions reveal our character, God’s actions reveal His character.
Herein lies one of the reasons Bible study is so important in the spiritual life of the Christian. The Bible is a record of God’s interventions throughout human history. Therefore, the Bible, through its divinely inspired stories of God’s interventions in human history, reveals to us the character of God. For instance, how do we know God is trustworthy and merciful? We know it from the fact that in all of His dealings with humanity recorded for us in sacred Scripture God has never reneged on a promise or failed to prove
Himself merciful to the repentant.
The psalmist speaks of how he was delivered in the night from doubts and distress by remembering “the works of the Lord” and His “wonders of old,” as well as by mediating on all God had done (Psalm 77:11-12). Likewise, you and I may deliver ourselves from doubts and distress by remembering scriptural stories of God’s miraculous and manifold divine interventions throughout the course of human history.