What is your understanding of the Bible? Do you know what it is about? Do you know who it is about? Have you ever thought the Bible is a saga across thousands of years telling the story of God and His desire to save each of us?
When we first start to learn about God and read the Bible, it appears to be overwhelming. We read stories of events that took place thousands of years ago and wonder how they apply to us. We may not even like history.
But what if the Bible was really one story? Guess what! It is! Sure, there are a lot of twists and turns along the way. But no more than any good mystery or fantasy novel has. The other thing about the Bible is this, the more you read it, the better you understand it. Each time you read it; you discover something you missed when you read it before.
Here is the cliff notes version of the Bible. God created everything. Everything in the Bible is ultimately about Jesus. Jesus is God. God wants each of us to be with Him for eternity. He has provided us with the information we need to choose to be with Him.
Now that we know the short version of the Bible, we can read it with a new perspective. When we read about Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt, the purpose was to bring about the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. When we read about King David and his struggles, we know he survived being hunted by his enemies so that Jesus could be born in Bethlehem.
When we read about Mary being visited by Gabriel with his angelic message, we know it was to foretell Jesus’ birth. When we read of Jesus’ teaching, we know He was providing us instruction to be with Him. When we read of Him going to the cross, we know it was to provide us a way to Him. The Bible is the story of God’s love for us and His desire to bring us all back to Him.
I pray we all spend time reading our Bible. I pray we read it with the perspective that it is all about Jesus. I pray each one of us decide to draw closer to God through His Word. Know the story of the Bible. Spend time reading your Bible. Know that it is all about Jesus. Know that God’s Word shows His love for you.
Luke 24:44 He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”