January 28, 2024
Teacher Scott Chapman
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
The Bible was written amidst dramatically diverse circumstances and contexts by 40 authors across three continents, in three languages, over a span of 1500 years. Yet, remarkably, it still tells one cohesive story! God inspired each of its authors to write, and when we read the Bible with God, he illuminated the original inspiration of the text to us. The Bible teaches and instructs us to live righteous lives and equips us for the work God has in store for each of us. Research consistently indicates that, among various spiritual practices, reading the Bible with God has the most profound impact on one’s spiritual life; it transforms our values, priorities, and perspectives. Despite these benefits, many individuals find it challenging to establish a consistent practice of spending time in God’s Word. If you find yourself in this position, you are not alone.