!! Timothy 3:16–17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
At age thirteen to pass my evenings away I read books on either World War II or the Bible. It was at this time that I read the entire 10 volume series of The Bible Story written by Arthur Maxwell. These books gave me a great background to help me understand the Bible when I started reading it two years later. My Bible study began the year my father passed away. It was hard for a fifteen year old to understand why someone would take his own life. At that time the Retail Clerk Union gave family members a Bible in a cedar case at the death of a love one. It was the reading of this Bible that I started my search for an understanding of the ways of life. I still treasure this Bible and the notes in it to this day.
As I was listening last night to the President speaking I heard his words and the message he was presenting. Afterwards I listen to the commentaries on his speech and a lot of these commentaries were portraying a different message that I had just heard. This truth can also apply to reading God’s Word. The truth about a daily study in the Bible is that it gives us the truth without anyone else’s opinion. It is God speaking to you. The Word of God is the same yesterday, today and forever. It is never changing. It is the gift of the scriptures that God has given mankind to show us the way to Him. Yes Bible commentaries and guides are great resources for us to use in gaining a better understanding of his Word, but so is the hiding of God’s Word in your heart. So sit down and read the Bible and let the Word of God speak to you.