Building A Relationship Through Reading The Bible

During the summer I read an excellent biography on President Andrew Jackson.  I now know such more about his life.  I know his personality. his tendencies and his world view.   I understand more clearly who this man is, even though he has been dead for 150 years.

The Bible is a biography of God, that reveals to us a personality, a character, tendencies, trends and expected responses from God.   The Bible reveals a specific God, and his very unique personality.   And this is all about a God who is real, alive and active in the lives of mankind.

The Bible is an avenue for a relationship.

8Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, 9for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls. – I Peter 1:8-9 (NIV)

Bible Reading – What’s Your Focus?

Once you get your plan to read the Bible, does that plan become the goal?   Yes, it’s good to have a plan, but only if you keep the big picture in mind.  Knowing God is the focus of Bible reading.

Choose to focus on:

Comprehension over Consumption
Application over Accomplishment
Relationship over Ritual

What good happens if your eyes meet the paper, but your heart never engages with the content?