How to read your Bible part 1 (A starters guide to following Christ)

Becoming a Christian and choosing to follow Jesus Christ can be a tough experience. You have heard the good news, you have met some Christians, and now your wondering whats next!? Well I thought it would be cool to do a few articles for those of you who have just accepted Christ or for those who finally want to start taking their faith more seriously. So lets get started!

The best place to start is the Bible. This is where truth can be found and where we gain understanding for how to follow Jesus. Without this book we would be completely lost. This book is God’s word to us yesterday, today, and tomorrow. To know hot to properly use this book we need to start with where we find wisdom.

Wisdom can be gained through one of three ways:

1. Personal Experience-I can learn from my experiences. For example I learned that if I kicked a hornets nest it resulted in pain…a lot of pain. Therefore I gained wisdom never to do that again!

2. Other people’s experience-I don’t have to try everything to know if it can hurt or help me, I can learn from seeing others make the mistakes before I do! Wisdom therefore can be gained by me observing other people’s experiences!

3. From God-God is represented in the Holy Bible. This is the ONLY wisdom that is ultimate. This is where I can gain knowledge of God and learn more about Him since the Bible is NOT about me it’s all about God! The Bible also provides wisdom in how to live on a very practical level as well (read Proverbs).

Knowing that The Bible is where wisdom of God can be found helps us all to know how to follow Jesus.This is where we have to start and where we need to stay until God calls us home. No one is exempt from studying God’s word since it should continually draw us to God.

-benjamin jepsen

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