The Bible isn’t a book for spectators. God doesn’t want us to just stare at the words on the page. He wants us to do what it says.
It’s easy to think of studying the Bible as a passive thing. But Jesus didn’t say if you love Him, you’ll read His commands. He said if you love Him, you’ll obey His commands (John 14:15). That means action.
You see, reading the Bible is great. That’s where we need to start. But we’re not digging into Scripture just for information. We’re reading so that our lives reflect what’s in God’s Word.
It’s not about legalism or being forced. It’s about letting the Creator of everything show us the best way to live our lives. Since He made all of this and us, He’s got a pretty good idea of what works best.
And He took what works best and revealed it to us through this book. This flip-your-whole-world, change-everything-about-you book. But that means we have to study the Bible with these goal in mind: read, pray, and then do something about it.