You’ve probably noticed that churches offer a wide range of worship styles and ministry programs. Yet despite the variety, one thing should be constant and prominent in every Christian congregation: the Bible. Scripture is the church’s foundational document because it’s God’s complete and final revelation to mankind, containing everything we need for faith and godliness (2 Peter 1:3).
Scripture is God’s complete and final revelation to mankind, containing everything we need for faith and godliness.
Perhaps you already knew the Word of God should be the church’s focal point, but did you realize the Lord also intended it to be the center of our lives as disciples? I say this not to make you feel guilty but to help you understand what a blessing Scripture is. Without its unchanging truth, how could we know what it takes to be saved, grow in faith, and walk more closely with God and other believers?
Yet even Christians who realize this can feel discouraged when desire doesn’t match practice (Rom. 7:19). For example, though we all know we should read the Word consistently, some find it hard to maintain the habit. If that describes you, I want to share some good news.
At first, daily Bible reading may seem like a duty and you may not get much out of it. But God’s truth is getting into your mind. Don’t give up—Scripture will make more sense as the Holy Spirit helps you interpret it. What’s more, when you read the Word in community, it will bind you together with other believers. And I pray these devotions give you a taste of how sweet God’s Word is.