Every Thursday afternoon we highlight the writing of J. D. Greear, Pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. This Thursday we point you to a recent post from J. D. on three reasons we must read our Bibles.
Here’s an excerpt:
Jesus was asked a lot of questions during his earthly ministry, and not once did he ever say, “You know, I get why you’re confused. The Old Testament is just so unclear.” No, he repeatedly peppered his opponents with the question, “Haven’t you read?” suggesting that if they had just known their Scriptures better, they wouldn’t have been making the mistakes they were making.
We won’t be able to understand everything. We’ll still have questions. And that’s fine. But what we need to know for life is plain. The problem isn’t so much that there are parts of the Bible we can’t understand, but that we won’t obey the parts we do understand.