Invite God to meet You In The Scriptures!

Many people tend to look at the Scriptures the wrong way. They pick up the Bible and read it like it is an encyclopedia. Sure, there is nothing wrong with reading the Bible in that manner, but you also won’t get a pretty good understanding of the Bible verses about forgiveness unless you read them for what they are – the Words of the Lord.

On a serious note, you can’t expect to know everything about the Lord from the first chapter, and then everything about the Son of God, Jesus Christ, in the second chapter, etc. The forgiveness Bible verses were not written that way.


If you want to get a better understanding of the scriptures, Invite God to meet with you as you read the scriptures. When you invite God to meet with you as you read the scriptures, He will begin to open your eyes to the true meaning of the scriptures and how it relates to you or how it can help you in your daily life. When you invite God to meet with you as you read the scriptures, the following suggestions will help you have a more effective study of God’s Word!

First things first, pray to the Lord. Don’t hesitate to ask the Lord for guidance as you are about to read the Scriptures hoping to apply some—or most, if not all of it—of the teachings to your daily life.
Do not read the Scriptures with the hope of trying to prove any belief of yours regarding any subject. Many individuals try to do this. In the end, they end up understanding nothing about the Lord and the Son of God and His grand plan for us. It is in the nature of Man to read things out of context, to believe what they only wish to believe, and so beware of this trap when reading the Scriptures.
If you happen to read something you do not understand, you should probably go back and reread it again. But if you still don’t understand it then write down the verse and chapter on a piece of paper and continue to read forward. Who knows? The portion might begin to make more sense as you go on reading or God may begin to show you the true meaning of the text.
Take care from reading too much in one sitting. Take short breaks. A good rule is to start very slow and work your way up to four to six chapters every day.
This might sound nonsensical to some  but some experts recommend you start reading the New Testament first. It is much closer to our modern lifestyle compared to the Old Testament, a part of the Scriptures intended for the Jews.
Disregard everything you know about the Lord, the Son of God, Jesus Christ, and what you have heard about the Scriptures from other people, allow God to show you  what He wants you to get out of reading the scriptures. It is best to begin reading with an open mind expecting God to show up if you invite Him to open your eyes to His Holy Word as You read the scriptures!


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