Scripture can be intimidating, but we can learn how to read and understand it. David Horton of Bethany House Publishers looks at the essentials of the Bible and how we can share those essentials in daily life with others.

“God has given us His word for a purpose – it isn’t just to decorate our bookshelves. I think He expects us to not just read it regularly but to study it.”

How can we study the Bible without being proud or puffed up? David calls us to learn humility.

“We learn by observing godly people but also by studying God’s Word and being admonished.”

He points to the late John Stott as an example.

“He’s one of the most humble people I ever ran into. When he got up to preach it was all about the Bible; it wasn’t about his knowledge. There’s something attractive to people when we know the Bible but point them to Christ.”

We have a tendency to be proud of our knowledge or proud of our humility. David suggests we ask ourselves one question – why are we reading? If we’re reading the Bible so that we can gain more favor with men, that’s the wrong motivation. If we’re reading the Bible in order to serve God more effectively, we have the right approach.

Key Scriptures: Micah 6:8; 1 Corinthians 8:1; 2 Timothy 2:15

Theme Song: Let Them See You by JJ Weeks Band

Highlight : Knowledge for the sake of knowledge, or for the sake of love?

How to love God with your mind

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