Entry #018 Getting a Multifaceted Revelation on the Bible Through Prayer
It is good to read the bible on some regular basis. It is even better to study it. We can study the bible literally, physically, spiritually, prophetically, and analytically. Every account, story, letter and lyric has a multitude of significance. The only way we can glean what we need from the scriptures is through prayer. Having no ability to fully understand its complexity on our own, we need the Holy Spirit to open our eyes and reveal to us what we need to know. We search the scriptures for in them we think you we have eternal life, but all of the scriptures testify of and point toward the Messiah. Therefore, seeking Jesus in the bible will give us the greatest revelations. We should study the word of God to show ourselves approved, so we won’t be ashamed but can rightly divide the word of truth. Jesus is the Word, the Way, the Truth, the Light and Grace. So trying to understand the bible required divine intervention. We cannot read it like we read a novel or a magazine. God’s word is life to all the hear it, so we must treat is as such. We first need to decide whether we will believe it in its totality, and whether we will accept it as the inspired Word of God. Next, we can ask the Holy Spirit to reveal in it what we need to learn and know. Then we need to find a trusted spiritual teacher to mentor us and guide us in our study. Finally, we have to make the decision to agree with God, accept His word, and live the abundant life He has planned for us. God’s word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path if we choose to use it. The Bible can help us in every area of our lives, and is as relevant today as it was many years ago when it was written. God continues to inspire great songs, sermons, movies and books today. But those God- inspired creations have their root in His Word. So we can have joy in diving into the best-selling book on the planet, containing the greatest story ever told; the gospel of salvation and justification by faith through grace.