There is a reason you can understand the Bible. It is that the same Holy Spirit of God who inspired its writing works with you as you read it.
One of the doctrines that runs through the Scriptures is that those who wrote the various documents that comprise it were led by the Holy Spirit to do so. The prophets of Israel who wrote the Old Testament documents made clear that they were speaking the thoughts of the Holy Spirit that God had sent to them. Similarly, the New Testament documents were penned by Israel’s apostles who had been commissioned personally by the Messiah Himself – along with His personal promise that the Holy Spirit would give them the words they needed.
God sends this same Holy Spirit to every person today who humbly turns to the Bible for understanding. Let Him inspire your reading just as the prophets and apostles let Him inspire their writing.
The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in terms familiar to those who read the Bible, and to help others become more familiar with the Bible. For those unfamiliar with the Bible, look to the blog: A Nonchurchgoer’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom which does not require you to be familiar with the Bible.