I’m sure if you’re a reader of our blogs, you are also one who loves to study the Scriptures.
The point of this blog is simple – but I hope also profound. Many people study to learn data and facts. They can quote scripture and verse on almost any topic. They spend hours looking into the Hebrew and Greek and trying to learn every nuance. I do a fair amount of that too, so I’m not “knocking” that.
But it’s very possible to know a book inside out – including the Bible – and still miss ever coming to know its Author. Yeshua (Jesus) is the Word. He wrote and inspired what we read when we do Bible study. You’re growing in grace and knowledge – but the rest of the verse says we are to “grow in the grace and knowledge OF our Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). Come to know HIM, not just what he wrote. Sure, knowing what He wrote helps us to come to know him better as well. I get that. But go deeper than just facts and data.
Any book – whether fiction, scripture or history or whatever – becomes indescribably more interesting – once you come to meet or to know the author. The book and the words in the book will come alive. That’s why when authors come out with their latest book, they do personal book signings. They want their readers to meet them – the authors – and have a “feel” for what kind of human being this author is. They know the book will be more interesting and come alive more if people have met them, the authors, first. If you come to meet Yeshua in a personal way, you’ll also find His book to be much more interesting.
FEEL the “heart” of God and Yeshua as you read the words being expressed. Remember Yeshua is the Word (John 1:1-3) and the Bible is Yeshua in print. Come to really know your Maker and Savior through His word. The apostle Paul said one of his over-arching goals in his life was “that I may KNOW Him and the power of HIS resurrection….” (Philippians 3:10). Do you and I wish to really come to personally know our Savior? It’s a must. And you will get so much more out of His Book – if we come to know its Author intimately.
Click on “Continue reading” for some examples of HOW to come to know the Author – and not just the Author’s words.