Jesus said, 'The words I have spoken to you - they are full of the Spirit and life' (John 6:63 NIV). Obviously, the Bible wasn't around when He said that; He was talking about His own, out-loud words. But, those words that He spoke out then have become part of the Bible as we know it. And, just like Jesus' spoken words when He was on earth, the rest of the Bible is made up of words that have been spoken by God over time. And those words remain full of God. The potency and power of the recorded words to change your life is still in them, waiting for you to discover.
Sometimes though, reading these massively important and life-changing words just doesn't quite happen: too much effort needed; not enough time; simple forgetfulness. Sometimes it's hard to know how to use the Bible as a practical tool. We think we can help.
Over the next few days, we're going to have a good dig into what the Bible is and how to use it. Whether you're well up on your God-study, or you struggle to remember where you even keep your Bible, we think there'll be some really useful tips to help you. The Bible really is great, but it's always worth taking some time to remind ourselves of the why's and how's of this greatness.
So what now? Think about your Bible-reading habit. What aspects of it would you like to improve or change? Hopefully you can get some help with this in the next few days.
Soulfood : Josh 22-24, Lk 20:27-40, Ps 27, Prov 23:16-18