10 Things You Should Know about Reading the Bible

“God is not just interested in changing how we act. Since God’s purpose is to make us perfect reflections of Jesus, he transforms us from the inside out. He changes the way we think, what we believe, and even what we desire. There is no part of our lives that the Bible does not speak to” Matt Harmon

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By Matt Harmon, author of Asking the Right Questions:

1. The Bible is both a divine and a human book.

Every word of the Bible is inspired by God (2 Tim. 3:16). He spoke through the various human authors, using their unique personalities and writing styles to communicate exactly what he wanted to say (2 Pet. 1:20–21).

2. The Bible is a story.

The Bible is not simply a collection of religious sayings or an anthology of various people’s religious experiences. The Bible tells us the true story of the world, the way things truly are and should be. Understanding the basic plot of the Bible that runs from Genesis to Revelation helps us better understand every passage in between.

3. The Bible focuses on God and his plans for the world.

God is the main character of the Bible. He created humanity to reflect his image by…

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