Why are the Scriptures so vital to spiritual growth? They are living and active (Hebrews 4:12-13), give freedom (James 1:25), make truth known (Psalm 19:7-11), and equip for service (2 Timothy 3:16-17). All this and more is true, but perhaps the most important reason is based on the simple description that the Bible is “God’s Word.” As Timothy Ward says, “to encounter the words of Scripture is to encounter God in action” (Timothy Ward, Words of Life, 2009). Every time we come to the Bible, we can meet and know God. Engaging the Bible is a relational process, the primary means by which God engages the believer.
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I really loved this reminder that reading the Bible (also in Christian theology referred to as Scripture) is relational. Really study the Scripture references in this article. The Bible will challenge your traditions.