A Good News Bible and tiny notepad graced my nightstand through my teen years and college. After climbing into bed at night, I’d read a passage and jot the questions my reading inevitably raised, questions I thought could only be answered in heaven. I was wrong.Continue Reading
Picking up the pad next to my bed, I jotted down another question. I thought the Bible was supposed to provide answers not more questions. Such was my typical Bible reading experience before I joined a Bible study group in college.
Unsure of what to expect, I agreed to attend a study my friend was hosting. I relaxed when the audio teachings were interesting and humorous. What fascinated me most was how the teacher used the Bible as if it were the authority on how to live.
Before this time, I’d approached the Bible as if I were the authority. The parts that supported my thinking, I kept. What didn’t, I blew off like dust collected from an age gone by.
My girlfriend had no idea her study was leading me to a fork in the road. Would I continue to rely on my limited understanding? Or, would I look to the Bible as God’s inerrant word for my life?
I chose my path. I began to read the Bible as if it pertained to me. The change turned my world right side up. Not only did the Bible start to make sense, the evening news and everything else came into focus.Continue Reading