Among Christians in the so called western world, biblical illiteracy is a big problem. We hear what others say about the Bible, we trust what pastors tell us about the Bible, but very few have actually read the Bible story in its entirety.
If we do not read the Bible how can we get to know and understand the power of God? As we read the Bible, we read what God has done. We read that he created the heavens, the earth and everything in them. We read about his gift to us, his Son our Lord. When we read his account we hope to live what we read in the Bible anticipating Jesus to assist us as we try to fulfill his plan for our world. This becomes possible as we get into a relationship with God through the Holy Spirit in faith.
Do you want to know more about God? Open your Bible and read how he revealed himself to you through the power of his word and how that word became flesh. (John 1:14)
In this Advent Season, let us use this time and prepare and read what God has to say to us. It’s a powerful story.
Prayer: Dear God, help me hear, see, and read of your power in your Holy Word. Amen.
Today’s devotion was written by Dieter Punt, Pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Troutman, NC.