Good Morning April 3

We frequently emphasize that the Bible is God’s Word. It is our food for life. But for many, even within the church, it can be a difficult book to understand, especially to understand as a whole. I’ve recommended using one of the easier to read English translations, and begin with one of the New Testament Gospels, for example St. John. But beyond this, to begin to be familiar, and yes, memorize, the structure of the Bible – the five sections of the Old Testament, the six sections of the New Testament, and then to become familiar with the names of the books. From there to become familiar with the Bible’s narrative from Creation through the settlement of Israel, and on to the life of Christ and the early church. Yes, the 1200 of so pages of the Bible can be a bit daunting, but it is God’s Word, and it is the account of God working to bring each one of us into a full relationship with Himself. There are reading plans to read the Bible in a year. That’s fine, but it is really a matter of making Bible reading a regular habit. Jesus once asked the disciples if they were going to leave Him. They responded, “Lord, to whom shall we go. You have the words of eternal life.”(John 6:68)