One of the most often used excuses for not reading the Bible is that it is hard to understand. While it is true that some parts can be difficult to comprehend, much of the Bible is simple and straight forward.
Isaiah 40:8 says, “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand forever.” This verse is simple even in the King James Version. What God says is not going away. Grass dies and the most beautiful flower in the world will eventually lose its color and start to fade and dry up. That will never happen to God’s word. It will always be alive and vibrant as it was when God first spoke it and breathed it into those that wrote it down.
If we disagree with the Bible, either we don’t understand it and need to spend more time studying it to get a grasp, or we are just wrong. The Bible does not change. We cannot change what God meant when he said it. We can not adjust it to fit our wishes.
One of the most important parts of the Bible that we cannot change is that God loves us. He loved us enough to send his son to die on the cross for us, and he loves us enough to be patient with us when we fail to understand his word.
Let’s spend time reading, studying, and believing the Bible. It contains the character, heart, and love of God. He gave us his word so that we could know him and follow him. It is our instruction book for life.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,so that the servant of God[a]may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17) (NIV)