A couple of weeks ago I blogged on a number of occasions about the bible and my thoughts on how we should study it. Well today I’d like to give you a few more of my thoughts on this. I hope you find them helpful.
Not Just a Verse but a Whole Book
When you read a book, you don’t just read one paragraph from it and try to work out the rest of the book based on that one paragraph or chapter. Therefore, just as we read any other book from cover to cover to get the whole story and all the information, so we should do the same with the bible.
Yes there will be verses in it that speak or shout out at you, but that shouldn’t stop you from reading the rest of that chapter or indeed the whole bible.
How can we understand all God has to tell us if we are selective about what we read? Read the whole bible to gain context and meaning to each verse as there’s a message there if only we take the time to understand it.
Focus on God
Don’t ever forgot why you are here. You are here because God placed you here. He placed you here on this earth so you could do His work. We may have our own plans for our life, but the only way we can achieve all we can is by doing God’s will, His plan for our life.
John 5:39 (The Message)
You have your heads in your Bibles constantly because you think you’ll find eternal life there. But you miss the forest for the trees. These Scriptures are all about me! And here I am, standing right before you, and you aren’t willing to receive from me the life you say you want.
You can read the whole bible and understand it all, but if you do not know God, there is no point. In other words, we must have a personal relationship with God to truly know and understand His word, so that we can apply it to our lives.
So, when you read the Bible think about God, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free!