Listening To God In Scripture
Entering God's Website
In "GOD'S HOME PAGE: A Journey Through The Bible For Postmodern Pilgrims" (Bible Reading Fellowship, 1998) author Mike Riddell suggested that the Bible is more like a website than a book. You can't read the Bible from cover to cover like a novel. That's because the Bible consists of 66 different books, written over hundreds of years by different authors and covering all sorts of different topics from history to poetry to theology to how to live your life. So.....
The Key To Understanding The Bible - Get To Know The Author
The key to understanding what God is saying to us in the Bible is to know the password which is - "JESUS CHRIST" (JOHN 14:6; ACTS 4:12). When we become Christians, the Holy Spirit who inspired The Word of God - The Bible - reveals the truth of what we are reading to us.
If I am a child of God as a result of being born again by the Holy Spirit, I can expect my heavenly Father to speak to me by his Spirit as I read his Word. All I need to do beforehand is to pray and ask the Holy Spirit to guide me into the truth of what I am going to read. That's because Jesus said the Holy Spirit would guide us into all truth JOHN 16:13.
The Word Of God Is Living & Powerful
HEBREWS 4:12 The Word of God is living and powerful - sharper than a sharp, double-edged sword. It is able to distinguish between the soul and the spirit and judge the thoughts and motives of our hearts.
For more on the power of God's Word, click on THE POWER OF GOD'S WORD.
Q Do you read the Bible regularly?
Q Do you experience God speaking to you through it by his Spirit?