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The Rev. Drew Hunter: “10 Things You Should Know about Studying the Bible”

October 21, 2018

Courtesy of Crossway, here is an essay by the Rev. Drew Hunter on 10 Things You Should Know about Studying the Bible – and it is a good list to ponder.  First on his list, and probably the most important:

1. Studying the Bible matters because God matters.

We study the Bible because it is God’s word to the world. We want to hear him. We want to slow down and carefully, thoughtfully, and reverently hear what he has to say to us.

How valuable are these words? “More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb” (Psalm 19:10). Two of the greatest pleasures our world pursues—money and food—and the Bible satisfies us more than both.

The apostle Paul wrote, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (2 Tim. 3:16). Just as you “breathe out” every word of yours, God “breathes out” every word in the Bible. It alone is inspired in this sense. We cannot say this about any other book on any other shelf anywhere in the world—only the Bible.

If this whets your intellectual and spiritual appetite, read the rest.

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