How to Read the Bible

God is not a God of confusion but peace; therefore, when the Bible is approached in the right way, we will not be confused.

To learn the truth, we must approach the Bible with the knowledge that we came from the dust of the earth and are in no way qualified to interpret the word of the living God.

Secondly, we must resist the impulse to form opinions of our own making, and in its stead allow the Holy Spirit to reveal to us the truths contained in the word. 

Approaching the Bible in this way, we will never learn something that changes what we thought we knew the day before. What has been revealed never changes; what has not been revealed, we leave to the Spirit to reveal when He chooses.

I have found that the Holy Spirit is more than capable of revealing the truth to those who lean not on their own understanding, but, instead, allow Him to reveal the truth to them. His commentary is the only commentary worth paying attention to.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight, Proverbs 3:5, 6.

Jon David Banks, God’s most unworthy servant

He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Micah 6:8.