When I fail to see God as central to every aspect of my life, my world will revolve around my ambitions, my will, and my glory. When we stray from God in this way, we steal His glory for ourselves, and this destructive path only ends in our demise.
Because God is holy, He MUST exhibit wrath against sin. To fail in His wrath would be failure in accomplishing the holiness that sets Him apart as good.
As we look to the inerrant Word to learn who God is, we are reminded again and again that He is God and we are not. We don’t hope God is faithful, loving, just, sovereign, holy, or good. He IS perfectly faithful, loving, just, sovereign, holy, and good.
God is distinct from mankind in His ability to be consistent in who He is and to do what He does perfectly, but He also created mankind with the ability to imitate His character in some ways. God’s attributes that we can imitate are referred to as communicable attributes, and His attributes that are distinct to God alone are called incommunicable attributes.
While not as glamorous as some other doctrines, inerrancy is the necessary precursor to all other doctrines. It is the basis upon which we can speak with confidence, as it gives us the ability to know God’s Word is true.