"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path". Ps 119:105
EFFECTIVE BIBLE STUDY
Why is the Bible is Difficult to Read?
If you find the Bible difficult to read in places, it's probably because it sometimes is difficult to read! Once we accept this fact and realize that God has a purpose in this, then frustration turns to challenge. Millions of readers work the Sunday crossword puzzle. How many spend a few minutes of time to unlock the puzzles of Scripture?
WHY DID JESUS SPEAK IN PARABLES?
The disciples posed this question to Jesus in Matthew 13:10. His answer reveals that it is a separation process:
(If a question of whether or not this is fair arises, consider Paul's comment in Romans 9:18-21).
TO WHOM IS TRUTH REVEALED?
HOW DOES ONE GAIN UNDERSTANDING?
Understanding is promised to those who seek diligently!
We must ask in faith (and this involves prayer), but understanding is assured if we are patient to receive it.
REMEMBER: YOU CANNOT SPEED READ THE BIBLE!