Q: What if I don’t understand everything I read in the Bible?
A: If you don’t understand everything you read in the Bible, then you are in good company. No one completely understands the entire Bible.
Instead of getting frustrated or focusing on what you don’t understand, give your attention to what does make sense. Over time, as you read and study the Bible, God will reveal more and more truth to you and increase your understanding of it.
Mastering the Bible is like peeling an onion. There are layers and layers. Just when you think you have one passage mastered, God’s Holy Spirit will reveal another deeper and more profound layer.
This is why reading the Bible is not a one-time effort, but a lifetime pursuit of discovery and revelation.
A lifelong student of the Bible, Peter DeHaan, PhD, wrote the 700-page website ABibleADay.com to encourage people to explore the Bible. His main blog and many books urge Christians to push past the status quo and reconsider how they practice their faith in every area of their lives.