If you can do anything you like, how are you to know what you like until you try it?
You jolly well can’t like everything, and who’s got time to try them all in the first place?
Problem! Life is simply too short.
Solution! A better one awaits.
How do I know? Well, that’s a long story, but it begins in a garden and ends with a wedding involving the Lion of Judah. Most of the story happens in what we would call the past, but the best parts are still to come.
Just think of that, a book spanning all tenses written vicariously by a God who is in all times and effecting good always! You can’t beat a story like that. No author has been able to touch that and no one ever will.