5 Principles That Will Revolutionize the Way you Read the Bible

Bible literacy is a topic that is very near and dear to my heart (which you may have already picked up on if you hang around here a bit).

I talk a whole lot about what Bible literacy is, why it’s so important, and how we can get there in my book, His Word Alone:  A call to put down your Bible studies and pick up your Bible.  If you haven’t grabbed a copy yet, pick one up!  And once you do, let me know what you think. I would honestly love to hear from you!

It is my fervent desire that all Christians would come to know and love God’s Word.  The reason I am so passionate about the serious, intentional, and individual study of the Bible by Christians is because His Word is the very means through which the Lord has claimed my heart and transformed my life.

His Word has met me right where I was at the time, no matter where or when.  His Word has relentlessly pursued me through the hard work of marriage, the endless delights and difficulties of raising small children, every insecurity and uncertainty a thirty-something-stay-at-home-mom could muster, and all the other ups, downs, ins, and outs of everyday life.  There is no pain to which God’s Word does not speak, no joy that it does not birth.

And perhaps the most beautiful thing of all these is this:  When we commit ourselves to the reading and studying of His Word, God Himself meets us there.  I know this to be true.

But I also understand that setting out to study the Bible on your own can be intimidating.

So, I’m here to help.

In my last post, I gave some tips on how to begin reading and understanding the Bible, including 5 questions you can use to guide yourself through any book, chapter, or segment of Scripture.  In today’s post, I’m going to tell you 5 things I wish I had known about the Bible before I even began studying it.  These 5 principles will change the way you approach Bible study by widening your viewpoint of God’s Word and correctly orienting you to it.  So let’s get to it. Click on the image below the read the rest of the post!

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