The Best Reason To Read The Bible
I was reading the Bible the other. That shouldn’t be a surprise since I’m a Christian. However, as I read it, I wondered why other people read it. Or I should say other Christians. I know why I was reading it, but I sometimes wonder if all of us are reading it for the right reasons. Here are some reasons why you may be reading it.
You might read the Bible to complete a year-long Bible reading plan. Of course the prevalence of these will increase as we begin to wind down the year and the new year approaches.
You might read the Bible in order to prepare for a Bible study that you are preparing to teach or attend. It is always good to know what you are talking about before you get started.
You might read the Bible to know God’s will. To know this, God’s word is a good place to start.
Perhaps you read the Bible to prove a point. Someone has challenged you on a point and you need back up. God’s word is a tool that is often used for this.
Some people read the Bible to prove science. I don’t think this one is good since the Bible is not a science text. It is a book of narrative history, poetry, prophecy, wisdom literature and more.
There may be other reasons to read the Bible, but none of these are the best reason at all. What is the best reason to read the Bible?
To know God.
It’s that simple. If you want to know God that is the best reason to read the Bible. Is it the only way? No. We have the Holy Spirit. We can look at the world He has created. We can know Him through the Church. We can minister to others and countless other ways.
But reading His word, we all should begin and end with that.
How have you come to know God throughout your life? What is the best way for you to know God consistently?