Today let’s look at one of the greatest, tangible gifts we have- the Bible. Why is it important we know and study the Bible? GREAT QUESTION!
The Bible is the word of God. It is 66 books complied into two testaments, one book. The Bible is full of history, old laws, new laws, prophetic words over nations, the story of Jesus, letters to cities that were changed by the love of Jesus, and hundreds of songs/hymns/praises to God. The Bible is alive and ready to teach. It was written over a span of more than 2,000 years, and it is STILL relevant to us today. But how?
The Bible was not written to us, each individual book was written to a specific place/church/person at a specific time by a specific person. We don’t read the Bible literally as a rule book, because the bible was written FOR us. To interpret and to live in the truth of everything inside it. While the Bible is big and often daunting to people, I assure you it is simple to read and understand when you have help, and that’s what we’re here for! I (Meghan Gruber) have been through an intensive inductive Bible school and went on to be certified in Bible teaching and taught for a few years in the same Bible school which I graduated from. I want to help you get on a good path and start in reading the Bible. What we like to suggest for any new believer is to start in the gospel of John. John is very straightforward and was actually written for the new believers on nonbelievers when it was originally written! How perfect. We have also found a great tool for reading through John, (link here: https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/817-john-reading-guide) and that is your challenge for today. After this devotional (or even today!) we want to challenge you to start reading through John with the plan given (or if you find a plan of your own).
We are with you! God is with you! This new journey is so exciting!