In what spirit should we approach the Bible? Today’s devotional will really help you with that. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
II Timothy 3:16-17 (ESV)
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
Luke 24:25 (ESV)
And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!
John 17:17 (ESV)
Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.
“When I read the Bible, I like to read it in the spirit of the little boy whose mother told him something, but his schoolmates laughed at him for believing it. They asked him how he knew that it was true, and he said that his mother told him so, and his mother never told a lie. They tried to prove that it could not be so, but he said, ‘Look you here, my mother said so, and it is so if it isn’t so.’ And if I find anything in the Word of God, and somebody with wonderful wisdom tells me that it cannot be so, he is quite sure of it, I laugh his ‘cannots’ into oblivion, and reply, ‘It is so if it isn’t so; your supposed proof is nothing to me. If God has said it, and all the tongues that ever wagged should deny it, I would still say, “Let God be true, and every man a liar.”’” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLV, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1899), p. 402-403]