What is success? Wealth? Fame? Power? Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, author of The Power of Positive Thinking, defined it this way:
“After decades of experience, I am more confident than ever that the Bible’s principles can help anyone anywhere live more effectively. Real success is the spiritual process of developing a mature and constructive personality through which we can accomplish our highest objectives, with the help of God.”
Ok, lets jump right into this. What is the bible?
The Bible is a sacred writing, a gift given to us by God so that we may know Him in a personal way. It’s our daily manual and anchor for living a Godly life.
Although we can hear from God in various ways, we most clearly discern His voice through reading His Word.
Tragically, though, this priceless treasure is often overlooked and undervalued. Instead of being opened with enthusiasm, the Bible often sits untouched on a shelf, collecting dust.
Here is Dr. Charles Stanley, pastor, In Touch Ministries definition of the bible:
Before we get into how to read the Bible, let’s first take a quick look at the reasons why reading the Bible is essential. First Timothy 3:16 says that the Bible is “God-breathed,” which means that it is God’s words to us; and we need God’s Words to guide us to a spirit-filled life of Godly Living.
I started reading the bible as a small child living with my grandparents in rural southern, TN where we were in church on most Sundays. I didn’t mind going to church because I liked reading bible verses.