Reading the Word
Updated: Apr 11
I am in a program to read the bible through in a year. I am several weeks into my program and in the middle of the book of Jeremiah. I have read the bible through a few times and read the New Testament a few more.
One of the traps you can run into is reading to accomplish the task of reading and not reading to understand what God’s Word is trying to teach us. I was listening to David Jeremiah, and he explained it well. The reason we read the written Word is to know the Living Word better. The Living Word, Jesus Christ every Christian needs to know and understand what He teaches us. To do this, we need to read the written Word.
Paul says it well in Romans chapter 15.
4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
So, if you want to know Jesus Christ better, read the written Word.