You will hear us repeatedly say to read your Bible. We will also encourage you to take notes, ask questions, read books, take classes, join Bible studies when offered and memorize and pray the Word of God. But why? So, you can know and be refreshed by the wonder-working power of the Word of God for yourself. God speaks His revealed will to us from the pages of Scripture with divine clarity. 

Consider what the writer to the Hebrews said, “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12) The Word of God is a tool that helps us work through our stuff when we read into our lives. It is also what we use to grow our faith. “So then, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17) How do you and I grow in our faith? The answer is simple: read our Bibles.

God’s Word helps us to not only ground and build our faith but also navigate life. When we are hurt, suffering, or lost, God has the answers for us. Paul writes to Timothy that, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16–17) This means God’s Word lets us know what is right, not right, how to get right, and how to stay right. 

This is why Paul continues by saying, “I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.” (2 Timothy 4:1–2) This is why we consistently seek to teach through the Bible. 

God’s Word is powerful, so we teach it line upon line, verse by verse, chapter by chapter, book by book, and precept upon precept until Jesus returns! We desire to know God through the teaching of His divine counsel, the Bible. May each of us be able to say to our friends, family, and community, “For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God.” (Acts 20:27