The Goal is Understanding the Scriptures (not Merely Reading Them)

Teenage girl reading Bible outside“You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God,” Jesus replied to some Sadducees (Matthew 22:29, NASB). Isn’t it great that we don’t have to walk in error through ignorance? We have been abundantly blessed with access to the Scriptures.

Note I said WE DON’T HAVE TO walk in error. It is possible for us to have access to the Word of God and still err in our ways and our perspective on life. That occurs when we fail to read the Word of God as well as seek understanding.

The Bible is one of the most priceless treasures we have. God used tens of men to pen the Scriptures under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. They convey to us the will of God and His power. They are the only means by which we can know how to walk in truth and please God.

Some believers read the Bible mainly to get through their read-the-Bible-in-a-year plan. Or to say they read their Bible daily. But our priority must be that of understanding the Scriptures and not merely reading them. It’s far better to complete half the Bible in a year with understanding than to complete the entire Bible with little understanding. Remember, Jesus told the Sadducees, “You are mistaken, NOT UNDERSTANDING….

Meditational thought: Ignorance breeds error.

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