Pastor David Cay
I think one of the biggest reasons why I was so bad at chemistry was because I didn’t care enough. I didn’t see the point. To this day I don’t know why we had to balance chemical equations and study the periodic table. It had no bearing on my day-to-day life. I think that’s normal for students- maybe we just wanted to pass. We didn’t ask why we must learn so many details.
I mention this because we do this with the Bible too. The Bible is like the “text book” and it’s hard to understand. It has weird stories and weird sayings and some Christians just aren’t convinced enough that it’s worth the work and effort to understand it. Stats are showing an increase in biblical illiteracy in the West. Sure, most Christians believe the Bible is God’s word. But it’s becoming less and less normal to study it and know it in detail. And I think it’s affecting us more than we think.
So, my big question today is: Why must we know our Bible really well? Our passage today shows us it’s worth the effort to understand. I want to show you today that:
1. The Bible saves us from a futile mind
2. The Bible leads us to a fertile mind