Following my post in this column last week, I learned of this helpful article (thanks Sharon Lowery!): Do’s and Don’ts When Reading the Bible. These are very helpful encouragements, reminding us that more important than simply reading Scripture, is the vital question of how we read Scripture.
Given that “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (2 Tim. 3:16) and also that all Scripture clearly and comprehensively reveals Jesus Christ (Jn. 5:39-40; Lk. 24:27), it behooves us to approach scripture in the right way, with the right heart.
Beloved, we live at a time in history, and in a part of the world, where God’s word has never been more available. Let alone the opportunities for our own reading, study, memory, and meditation, but we also have access to countless resources in hearing the word of God faithfully preached and taught. This is indeed a great privilege, and also a great stewardship.
So may we be devoted and diligent to grow in faith by feeding on God’s word, both individually and corporately. And may we be faithful stewards in proclaiming God’s glorious word to others!
Because Christ lives, and is returning,