See Yourself in the Bible

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

─ Romans 15:4 ESV

See Yourself in the Bible

The Bible is God’s written Word, breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16 ESV). Our verse today, Romans 15:4 was written in earlier times for our instruction and to give us hope.

Your name may not be reflected in Scripture like the heroes of old like Noah, Abraham, Sarah, David, Deborah, Mary, Peter or Paul, but the Bible is your story too. Your life is reflected within the pages.

You are there when it references “from generation to generation.” The Word of God is talking about you when it mentions the righteous, the Bride of Christ or the redeemed. Hear the words of the redeemed wherever you’re going. If you’ve ever read a Psalm, perhaps you identified with the emotions the psalmist felt.

So, when you experience the Bible, no matter if you listen to it, read it or watch it on video, make it personal. See yourself in the Scriptures. Don’t just experience a story for the sake of reading it. Don’t just listen to a story but glean the truth and insight within the story.

Today’s One Thing

Look at today’s verse today and ask.

  • What is the Word of God speaking to you?
  • How does that verse apply to your life?
  • What does God want you to learn about yourself in the verse you’re reading today?

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