Aug 292013

Reading the bibleSo far in this mini-series on having a relationship with God we have focussed on our prayer life. We have looked at many aspects of this. If you missed any, click on any of the links on the left hand side.

This week we are going to have a brief look at how the bible can help us in our relationship with God.

If you have been following this blog for any length of time you will be aware that I am constantly quoting scripture. I want ‘the word of God’ to be central in my life. It is not just a book with some good ideas; it contains the living, breathing words of God. The bible says in 2 Timothy 3:16 “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness”.

I am sure you will agree that this is a bold statement and one which can be understood in the context of the gospels and the epistles. But what about Leviticus, or indeed some of the more obscure Old Testament books?

God can use any part of the bible to teach us about His character, His plans or anything He wants to communicate.

If we want a relationship with God we need to know what He thinks about everything. This will help us follow and serve Him. We need to open our bibles daily and allow God to speak to us. The bible is God’s love letter to us, it is the maker’s handbook. Without it we are floundering around in the dark. We need to be like the Bereans in Acts 17:11: “Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.”

Some while back in this blog I did a whole series about the bible. Below are some links if you would like to explore further.

How reliable is the bible?

The Canon of scripture

The authority of the bible

The sufficiency of the bible

Can you trust the bible?

Bible contradictions

Interpreting the bible

Bible versions

Memorising the bible

Helpful links

If you would like any help to get started please feel free to contact me (see tab at the top) and I will do my best to help you.

 August 29, 2013  Posted by at 8:38 pm Bible  Add comments

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