The Bible is the Revelation of all that God wants us to know about everything we need to know. If He hasn't revealed it - either it is a secret or it is unimportant. So the more of God's Word you have a grasp on, the more you know about all that really matters in life.
If you would turn with me to John 17.17 we will find the first reason we need God's Word. "Thy Word is TRUTH"!
First, why would we even want to grasp the Bible? I hope it is because you believe that this book truly is God's Word! That is really the only place any study can start. So a strategic grasp BEGINS with a settled conviction of the TRUTHFULNESS OF THE BIBLE. That it says what it means, and means what it says.
So we need a strategic grasp because God's Word is TRUTH. Secondly, we need to understand why God gave us these 66 inspired books. To understand why, turn with me to Luke 24.25-27. Here Jesus gives a seven mile Bible study to those on the road to Emmaus. Note what He said THEY (the entire Old Testament) SPEAK (every book, every chapter, even every detail) OF ME (the Bible is Christ centered)!
1. Astrophysics of Dark Matter Job 38:19 "Where [is] the way [where] light dwelleth? and [as for] darkness, where [is] the place thereof," (KJV) [99% of the mass of the Universe is dark matter we don't even know what it is]; and Gravity Job 38:31 "Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?"(KJV) One of the major areas of study in astronomy is the gravitational tug of stars and systems.
2. Oceanography Job 38:16 "Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?" (KJV) [there are teeming life systems surrounding the toxic hot springs at volcanic vents, two miles down in the dark ocean depths unknown until this century]
3. Ornithology Job 39:26-30 "Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, [and] stretch her wings toward the south? 27 Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high? 28 She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place. 29 From thence she seeketh the prey, [and] her eyes behold afar off. 30 Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain [are], there [is] she." (KJV) Animal migratory navigation was not even closely imitated until satellite navigation, yet God built it into fish, birds and even insects!
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