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Understand - Source of True Life


All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

(2 Timothy 3:16-17)


The Bible is the all-time best selling and most widely read book in history. There is a reason for that. People are drawn to it because it is the story of God, creation, sin, and the redemption plan for humanity centered in Jesus Christ. The Bible reveals how we can have true life in this awesome universe fashioned by God for our benefit. Countless individuals and families throughout history have found what true life is all about in its pages, made that life their own, and grown in faith. The Bible is God’s written Word and Will for humanity. We need to read, study, and meditate on its content because it will increase our understanding, help us to live life more abundantly, and draw us closer to the center of God’s Will.

The Bible is daunting for many. It is lengthy and complex, but the message is simple – God loves you and has made a way for you to flourish in an incomprehensible life of beauty and majesty in His presence, now and forever. To understand the message of the Bible, do not be afraid of it. Embrace it. The only way you can do that is to have the keys to understanding. That is what this webpage and the resources associated with it are designed to do.

Here are some basic articles about the Bible that we recommend you read. Following these you will find a range of materials geared to help you better understand the Bible and what it says about Christian living.


Overview of the Bible

Books of the Bible

Prophecy and the Bible

Other Keys to Understanding

Here are some additional keys to understanding what you read in the Bible:

Accept the Bible’s inspiration and authority

Far too many followers of Jesus are not necessarily convinced that every word of the Bible is true. Some believe portions of the Bible to be unverified stories of things that happened long ago and question their validity. “All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

Pray for Wisdom

The gospel message is really simple but often becomes confusing, as we apply our own filters in the midst of a culture that increasingly rejects God’s wisdom and authority. Pray that God will clear your mind and give you wisdom as you read and study. “If any one of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him” (James 4:6).

Have a plan when you read and study the Bible:

  • Read the whole Bible
  • Read and study the Bible topically
  • Take notes and write down questions
  • Steady diet rather than snacking
  • Use Study Aids Appropriately
    —Concordances, lexicons, dictionaries, maps, and commentaries are all good. Use them as
    supplementary and complementary tools.

Finally, and most importantly, apply what God speaks to your heart

It does little good for your understanding of scripture or your spiritual maturity if you read the Bible and neglect to apply the truth it reveals to your life. “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus . . . only let us live up to what we have already attained” (Philippians 3:13, 16).

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Want to know how to better use the Bible and apply its teachings?

If you want more information about understanding God, click MORE TO UNDERSTAND

Also, there are many informative articles available in RESOURCES.