What Is So Wonderful About Reading The Bible?

Have you ever prayed this prayer?

“Open my eyes to see

the wonders of your law.”

This prayer was written about 3000 years ago. You will find it in Psalm 119:18. It is a plea to experience miraculous things when reading the Bible.

The psalmist expected to experience something miraculous when reading the Word of God, which he calls “law” or “instruction.” The Bible is a book of instruction-it teaches us many things about God, ourselves, and our world.

When you read the Bible, do you feel something wonderful? What wonderful things should we see in the Bible? Here are three starting points:

  1. God the Father.

God is the main subject of the Bible. In the pages of Scripture, He is revealed in all His glory – who He is, what He is like, what He has done, and what He promises to do for you and me in the future. From Genesis to Revelation, if you seek God, you will find Him there. He wants you to know Him, and in His Word He has done all He could to tell you about Him.

  1. God the Son.

God revealed Himself most clearly and majestically through His Son Jesus, who is “the radiance of the glory of God and the exact image of His being” (Hebrews 1:3). God is the greatest communicator, and he found the most incredible way to reveal himself to us: by becoming man.

Switch to the New Testament and read the four books written by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John that describe Jesus’ birth, life, miracles and teachings, culminating in his death, resurrection and ascension. Then read the letters of Paul, Peter, James and John to make sense of it all. Then dive into Revelation, the last book of the Bible, to learn what will happen when Jesus returns a second time to end this world and reveal his eternal kingdom.

  1. God the Holy Spirit.

Before returning to heaven, Jesus promised to send His Spirit to be our Counselor and Comforter. And of course, that is what happened! Read the book of Acts to learn more about the coming of the Holy Spirit and how He transformed a small group of followers of Christ into a dynamic group of Spirit-filled believers who “turned the world upside down” (Acts 17:6).

Does the Bible contain amazing things? Yes! God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are present on every page-what could be more miraculous than that?

Bible Reading Plans  When you read any part of the Bible, always ask yourself the question, What does this passage tell me about God?

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