Many of us struggle to read and study the Bible. Life can seem so busy, and the Bible can seem like a daunting book. In the midst of family responsibilities, work or school, and all kinds of pressing situations, we often fail to prioritize our time to study the Bible. Why take time to study a book that was written many years ago? Why make time in your busy schedule for Bible study?
- The Bible is perfect.
The Bible is the perfect word of God. What else can make that claim? We can have access to the heart and will of God through the Bible. It shows us who God is, who we are, and what our purpose is. It’s complete, it’s without error, and it accomplishes all that God desires.
- The Bible is sufficient.
The Bible contains everything you need to live today as a Christian. It’s relevant and still speaks to us.
- The Bible helps us.
Reading and studying God’s word helps us to understand the truth, reminds us of God’s blessings and promises, helps us to grow in our faith, and gives us guidance. It can be a tremendous source of strength and hope.
- The Bible is understandable.
I will be the first to admit that some parts of Scripture are more difficult to understand than others. However, this should not be used as an excuse to not try. In fact, the truths of the Bible are understandable and knowable to us.
Today, we usually want quick fixes and solutions. Although you may see immediate benefits from picking up your Bible today and studying it, the long term growth that takes place over a lifetime of studying the Bible is our goal here at Crossway. There’s also the added joy of doing this together as a church. We can challenge and help each other in this journey.
If you haven’t already done so, please sign up for our Bible Study through the life of Solomon that begins on Wednesday, Sep. 28th. Please click here to sign up.