Reasons to Read the Bible
Originally posted on conversant faith:
As the conclusion and telos of the Bible, the book of Revelation is a book of divine blessing to believers.
Blessed is he who reads… –Revelation 1:3
The first blessing mentioned in Revelation is bestowed on readers. Blessing begins with reading. In light of the following apocalyptic blessings, I think it’s appropriate to say that overcoming also begins with reading. The word ‘blessed’ appears seven times in the book of Revelation, and every instance seems to apply to the overcomers (Rev. 1:3; 14:13; 16:15; 19:9; 20:6; 22:7; 22:14).
To read the Bible is a great blessing because the word of God reveals and imparts God for our apprehension of God as truth and enjoyment of God as grace.
In one sense, the Bible is God’s seminal blessing to humanity, for without it we would have no record of or access to the person and work of Christ, God’s…
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