The Holy Bible literally contains within its pages the converting, healing Spirit of Christ, which has turned men’s hearts for centuries, leading them to pray, to choose right paths, and to search to find their Saviour.
The Holy Bible teaches truth, warms us with its spirit, teaches us to know God and understand His dealings with men, and it testifies throughout its pages of Jesus Christ.
Reading the Bible answers the question: What does the Bible say? But interpreting the Bible, answers the question: What does the Bible mean by what it says? Proper Bible interpretation is necessary. We don’t have a license to decide what it means, we have to know what it means.
Studying the bible begins with reading the Bible. But quite frankly, a lot of people never get to that point. They might nibble away at it, but they never really read it. They may read a lot of books about it without actually reading the Bible itself. But there is no substitute for reading the Scripture—in its totality
The tremendous access and privilege to God’s Word that we now enjoy has also created a dangerous complacency. Bibles now occupy ornamental places in many homes. More than a century ago Charles Spurgeon sounded this warning: “There is dust enough on some of your Bibles to write ‘damnation’ with your fingers.” How much dust has your Bible gathered?
2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
1 Timothy 4:13
Until I come, give attention to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation and teaching.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
The Holy Bible is the number one selling book in the world, this says a lot. Do not neglect the reading of God’s word. God speaks to us through his word. Is God speaking to you?