Daily Reflections

A Complete Picture

January 24, 2024 Erin Davis

The instruction of the Lord is perfect, renewing one’s life; the testimony of the Lord is trustworthy, making the inexperienced wise. —Psalm 19:7

As we choose to spend time in God’s Word, it’s helpful to remember our motivation. We don’t study God’s Word to pass some test. We don’t read the Bible to know ourselves better. The reason we run to God’s Word is to see who God is. The goal of Scripture is to reveal the plans and character of God.

Think of it like a puzzle. The sixty-six books of the Bible each represent one of sixty-six puzzle pieces. There are likely some pieces you already know well. But if there are even five books of the Bible you’ve never read, then you’re missing a significant piece of the picture of who God is.

If you don’t know the whole Bible, you may not have a wrong picture of God but you will certainly have an incomplete picture. It all matters to help us see who God is so that we know how we can become more like Him.

Completing the Picture” (ReviveOurHearts.com)

Scripture taken from The CSB

Make it Personal

What parts of the Bible do you need to spend more time in to help give you a better picture of God?