Our guest speaker this past Sunday (Sean Wiles) taught on the importance of reading your Bible. In this post I want to cover two great questions to ask as you listen or read the Word of God. When reading your Bible you want to look for both the doctrinal significance and the theological significance of the passsage. Let me explain.
Certain passages have theological significance. That is, they teach you about God. Other passages have doctrinal significance. That is, they teach you about how to live in a way that is pleasing to God.
Both types of passages are important in helping you develop a deeper relationship with God. Through the Scriptures we both learn who God is and what he is like, as well as the lifestyle he requires us to live.
So here’s two great questions to ask when reading your Bible:
- What does this passage teach me about God?
- What does this passage teach me about how God wants me to live?