1 Thessalonians 2
“And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe.” It is important as we read the bible that we realize that we are listening to God. Your response might be to that statement – of course! Yet I wonder if we place the focus on reading and studying the bible that understanding should demand. When we trust God’s Word, we accept it into the depths of our hearts and minds. This gives us the desire and power to live it. Paul makes a point of noting that reading and understanding the bible is not just an intellectual exercise but it plays a very important role in the process of transformation in our lives.