“These instructions are not empty words—they are your life! By obeying them you will enjoy a long life in the land you will occupy when you cross the Jordan River.” – Deuteronomy 32:47 NLT
What do you look for when you read the Bible? Do you look to be informed? Do you look to be inspired? Do you look to be comforted? What is your goal?
Did you know that the Bible has been purchased more than any other book in history? That being the case, one could expect the world would be becoming a better place. Yet, war is rampant, greed and envy are on the rise, and corruption and dishonesty are as widely practiced as in any other time in history.
Perhaps, this is because so many of us who have Bibles do not actually read them, or when we do, we do not know how. Perhaps there is another, deeper reason.
We do not know what we a re looking for when we read the Bible.
Moses says the words of the Law (the first five books of the Bible) are life. Boiled down to its barest essentials, the law amounted to, “Love God deep enough to obey Him because He loved you enough to save you.”
There is salvation in the pages of your Bible. The Christian’s salvation is secure, but the experience of that salvation must be refreshed daily. Through the Word, our minds are renewed, our spirits are reignited, and our will is reshaped.
So, open your Bible and read it; and when you do, look for life.