Thursday, November 6, 2014

Just Read It

"Your words were found, and I ate them, and your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts."
Jeremiah 15:16 (NKJV)

The Bible is an awesome, wonderful book.  Knowing and practicing the truth found in the Bible can change your life!  But, some people see the Bible as a book of secrets and there is one certain key that unlocks the mysteries so they spend time searching for that one key.  Other people find something specific in the Bible that fascinates them and they spend a lot of time just focusing on that one thing.  But, if we really want to have a complete understand of the Bible we need to just read it and get to know all of it.

There are 66 "books" within this one great book of the Bible and these 66 books are divided into the Old Testament and the New Testament.  While the Old Testament is important, today we live in the New Testament and that is the part of the Bible we should focus on the most. You can get a Bible in print or electronic form, you can read the Bible yourself or have an audio version of the Bible that you can listen to.  Multiple translations of the Bible can be found on the Internet and you can even have the Bible on your smart phone. But having a Bible is one thing and getting the Bible into you is another.

What some people fail to understand is just how simple the Bible really is.  Certainly there are some things in the Bible that are easier to understand than others but if we make it our goal to read and know the whole Bible we will find that the individual parts of the Bible become easier to understand.   When we spend time with the Bible we are really spending time with God because He is the true Author of the Bible and by the Holy Spirit God guided men to write the words we find in the Bible.  We should be like Jeremiah and make God's Word the joy and rejoicing of our heart; we do this as we read it, and read it, and read it.

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