AreYouaChristian.comLetting the Bible Speak
The Scriptures contain the information we need to be reconciled to God. The trouble is, we do not let the Scriptures speak. Instead, we formulate our opinions and force the Scriptures to fit those opinions.
In the four lessons that follow, you will be looking at a number of passages from the Scriptures. After each Scripture citation, there are questions to be answered from the passage you just read.
As you go through these lessons, the temptation will be for you to look off into space and answer the questions based on what you think should be the answer — but you will need to resist that temptation. Remember to look at the passage of Scripture which you have just read and answer the question from that passage. It is a simple process, really. Just read the passage and then answer the question based on what the passage says.
In Acts 17:11, we read that the people who heard the gospel in Berea “were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.” Wouldn’t it be nice if the same thing could be said about us today?
Whatever your reasons for studying these lessons may be, I hope you’ll profit from your studies. My prayer is that you will indeed let the Bible speak to you. And whatever you need to do to obey God’s word, I pray you’ll do that.