Many of us have read the whole Bible while still in high school. So why do we still read it? Or, we have read the gospels countless times. Yet we read them again. Why to read the Bible more?
Living the Christian life can be likened to swimming up stream in a river going down to a shark infested ocean. When we do not swim against the current, we get moved toward the sharks. When we swim, we hold even and can move slightly up stream sometimes and then slip back. All together we do well to just stand and not get pushed back. note Ephesians 6:13:
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
Which is to say that if we have do everything, that we simply do not get pushed back. See also One Way to Read the Bible With Life.
So why again do we read a Bible that we have already read?
Each day our sinful hearts, the world system, and the evil spirits are all working against us. Notably, angels and the Holy Spirit are working for us.
When we come to God’s word, we are entering into His world and drawing away from the darkness. We are cleaning our hearts from wrong ways of thinking and yes stopping ourselves from floating farther down stream. Yes, sometimes Bible is overwhelming.
Simply put, our purpose is to know God more. Also, we need to know ourselves more. Further, we can know how to get along with others more. Namely, we want to know our purpose and find meaning. Amazingly, we find all these things in the Bible. If we read the Bible to be a trivia expert that is far from its purpose. The Bible is a book that gives us life, so it is not a book to red once and walk away, Knowing God is a dynamic relationship. We can often see more in the Bible as we grow in our relationship with God.