All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. —2 Timothy 3:16
Periodically I have found great value in reading through Scripture at a more rapid pace, so as to gain a greater understanding of the whole of God’s Word.
Reading the Bible in this way has given me greater appreciation for the ways of God. For example, as I’ve walked with both Old and New Testament saints, I’ve seen that faith pleases God. Through the Old Testament laws, I’ve been reminded that sin is costly and can be atoned for only by a blood sacrifice. As I’ve moved from the old to the new covenant, I’ve heard the sweet music of the gospel—the glad refrain that the blood of Jesus satisfies the wrath of God against sin and cleanses the sinner’s guilty conscience.
On virtually every page of this Book I’ve seen the likeness and the signature of Jesus. I’ve marveled and wondered and wept at the glory of His presence, at His redeeming love, at the spectacle of the cross, and at the hope that is ours through Him.
Make it Personal
What themes can you trace throughout the pages of God’s Word? Start making a list and add to it as you discover more.