Why is it important for us as Christians to read the Bible?
Well, throughout the Bible, there are many reasons that I could give that tell us why it is important to read the Bible; but, here’s the question that I would like to ask you as you read this post: Why are you reading the Bible? Are you reading the Bible for understanding and guidance from the Holy Spirit?
In this blog post, I will be discussing several points that I feel, we as Christians should remember when we read the Bible.
In Matthew 13:10-11, the disciples ask Jesus why He speaks to the people in parables but it’s Jesus’s response to the question that should give us as Christians a better understanding of the importance of reading the Bible.
In Matthew 13:15, Jesus said, “15.For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.”
Well, the words give thanks come from the Hebrew word Yadah, which means “to make public acknowledgment” in conjunction with another Hebrew word Yad, which means “hand.” So, in essence, to give thanks to God really means to lift our hands in public acknowledgment Him. But do we as people give thanks to God like we should?
Giving thanks to God is one of the most important things we as Christians and people should do because it is only through God that we are alive and it’s only through God that we wake up each morning. In Psalms 35:18, David calls the nation of Israel and even us today to give thanks to God before people.
“18. I will give you thank in the great assembly; I will praise you among many people”Read More »
Today, I will be talking about glorifying God with our bodies and how we shouldn’t allow the world’s view of glorification undermine and twist how we should honor God with our bodies.
So, what does it mean to glorify God in body and spirit? Well, glorify comes from the Hebrew word “kabod” meaning “weight or worthiness of something”, but it also translates to Honor. Okay; so, if glorify means to honor God then why don’t we honor God with our bodies? Why do we continue to allow our flesh control over our bodies? Let’s turn to 1 Corinthians 6:13, where it talks about how our bodies are not meant for personal sexual pleasure but for God.
1 Corinthians 6:13
“…. Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.”Read More »