Have you ever opened your Bible knowing you should be reading it, studying it, engaging with it; but are not sure how or where to begin? This is a common predicament among Christians. And it’s causing an epidemic of Biblical illiteracy and weakened faith among many in the Church because it’s easier to clap The Book closed and turn on Netflix than to wrestle with the uncertainty. I know, I’ve been there. However, I no longer believe Satan’s lie that the Bible is hard to understand, archaic, and irrelevant. And it’s my ambition to teach you how to study God’s word so you can you stand firm in your faith and look that snake in the eyes and call him a the liar he is (Jn. 8:44).
In Ephesians 6, Paul teaches about The Armor of God (vs 10-18). This is our defense against Satan’s evil schemes, and it ensures our victory when we’re earnestly seeking God in prayer—no matter how difficult the battle is. At the end of the list he says, “Take the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.” This my friends is our one offensive weapon. And it’s the same weapon Jesus used to defeat Satan while being tempted in the wilderness (Mt. 4:1-11; Mk. 1:12-13; Lk. 4:1-13). Beloved, if our sword is dull we’re limited in our ability to fight back against Satan’s tricks and subterfuge. So let’s sharpen it and learn how to wield it.
I know studying the Bible can be challenging. Things like the differences in time, culture, and language are very real barriers to fully understanding it. And knowing how to read the different types of literature recorded in the 66 books that make up this cannon is another. But as we go through devotionals together, I will teach you how to break down those barriers to reveal the Bible’s Vibrant Relevance in your day-to-day life.
Consistent Bible study is like fertilizer to your faith. It enhances significant growth and development, allowing you to become strong and deeply rooted in your faith and relationship with Jesus. And as you fall in love with your Savior and follow Him more closely; your trust in Him will explode, you will discover your purpose here on earth, and will overflow with the Holy Spirit’s power—which is the same power that raised Jesus from the dead (Eph. 1:19-21). Are you ready to join me in this adventure?