|Centerville Church of Christ
If the Bible was not written to be understood, then why was it
given? And if it was written to be understood only by a few,
then all the rest of us would be entirely at the mercy of those
few. But the Bible was written to all, for all and to be
understood by all. Now this does not mean all of us will
understand everything in it, but it does mean we can
understand those things which are necessary for our salvation.
So, how can we understand the Bible?
(1) By reading it. Many people who say they cannot
understand it do not read it. That’s the reason they don’t
understand it. It’s hard to comprehend something you don’t
(2) By reading it regularly. Some read so irregularly that they
can’t even remember what they read from one time to the next.
To keep everything in context, to remember what we have read
and to build on it, we need to read regularly.
(3) By reading the same section many times. In any field of
study, there are some things you can’t understand the first
time. You have to read it again and sometimes you have to
read certain sections over many times. The same is true of the
Word of God. If you don’t understand it the first time, keep
reading it until you do.
God’s word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our paths
If you want God’s guidance, read His word.
It is important to note that the Bible is divided into two main
portions: the Old Testament and the New Testament. Both are
important, but the New Testament instructs us on how we are
to live today.
Be sure to heed the words of the apostle Paul to “Do your best
to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who
does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the
word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15
|How to Understand the Bible