Let's Go Back to the Bible

It’s not just about reading

There is no better part of your day (don’t even try to argue against this!) than when you get to read your Bible! Thus, reading it should be a principal part of each day. But, we must do more than merely run our eyes over lines of text. We must take time to understand it.

The Ethiopian eunuch was reading from Isaiah 53, but Philip wanted to know, “Do you understand what you are reading?” (Acts 8:30). Ezra, the scribe and priest, “read” the Book of Law “from morning until midday,” but he wanted “the people to understand the Law” (Neh. 8:3, 7, 8). The people “rejoice(d) greatly, because they understood the words that were declared to them” (8:12). Paul told Christians, “when you read [what I have written], you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ” (Eph. 3:4).

The same God who gave us the words of the Bible gave us a brain to understand those words. Let us enjoy the best part of our day, not only reading His Word but taking time to understand it and apply it daily (Jas. 1:22-25).