By Pastor Nick Bibile
The Bible is to be our manual for life in this wicked world. As it give clear direction of what is right and wrong, it is the will of God to us to follow. The Bible is our constitution given from heaven. The Bible is our direction to heaven. The Bible is the love letter sent by God to you. It will excite holiness, it shows us every step we are to take, when we go wrong, it instruct us, when we go right, it comfort us. Read it all the time as a time will come when scriptures will be taken away from us.
Ps 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Pray always before reading the Bible. Just like praying before your food, pray for your spiritual food. Trusting in the Holy Spirit in Prayer. We need to understand in the Bible is the Lord and we need like Moses took off his sandals we need to take our worldly thoughts away as we are entering into the heavenly thoughts. Just like the priest in the Old Testament washed his feet before did his holy work in the temple we need to wash our mind, our eyes with prayer before we enter into his holy word. We are reading his holy word and we need to do it in holy fashions we are not reading another newspaper, magazine or reading the fine poetry. This is our spiritual meal. We need to pray before we partake our spiritual meal so we can fully enjoy the contents and give glory to God.
Read as a learner, a disciple, and humility and seriousness. Every line you read God is speaking to you. The Bible is a matter of life and death. Read with affection. Why it consists of God, Sin, and Salvation.
Luke 24: 32 They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?”
Read with Intelligence. Comparing scripture with other scriptures. Difficult passages. Call upon the author himself; call upon the Holy Spirit to unlock the secret mysteries, once you understand, oh how sweet it can be to our souls. Psalm 119:25-28 1 Corinthians 2:10–11.
Get an overview of the book. Errors and heresies arrive by separating the scriptures and passages. All scriptures are connected to each other and to the whole Bible in harmony
Remember what you read and studied, as you would meditate during the day. Enjoy what you read, be excited as God has given his treasures from heaven to you. Remembrance is important. Then in times of hardship, trials, temptations you will remember how to walk in God’s will.
Let the Bible be printed in your lives. Be profitable to our lives.