You read a book about your favorite celebrity… do you know them then? No. Likewise, when we read biographies about people, we can learn many facts, but we don’t know the person. But knowing God is of fundamental importance and importance to our lives now here and in all eternity. We miss so much if we don’t really know God.
“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” (John 4:23-24; NIV)
We have the Bible (God’s Word) to build our understanding of God. Also, in the Bible, we find all of God’s many promises to us and information about what we should not do because it harms us. • What is the Bible?
The Bible leads us into a steadily expanding and deepening relationship with God. And as Bible reading improves our understanding of God’s nature, the Word of God becomes a priceless source of empowerment in all areas of our existence.
Don’t feel guilty if you read the Bible “too little” or not at all. Just change it. Begin to read God’s Word.
I would read the Bible. But I don’t know where to start.
Ok, here: Read Luke chapter 15, verses 11-32.
There, Jesus describes how loving our Heavenly Father is to us, His lost child. Don’t be afraid of God anymore. God likes you. God loves you. He has paid a high price so you can be reconciled with Him forever. • Forever reconciled with God