For everyone who has ever looked at their Bible and thought “I…REALLY don’t get this” welcome to being a Christian. Some of the Bible is really hard to to understand and sometimes it is easier to just skip those parts or just stop reading our Bible altogether.
In this next short series of short blogs we’ll have a look at some of the ways of tackling those tricky parts of Scripture and how we can approach them and understand them long before we throw our Bible out the window (…then running to pick it up from the garden apologising profusely to God as we go).
Let’s start here; the Bible says that the Bible is hard to understand.
In 2 Peter 3:15, Peter says;
Some of his comments are hard to understand, and those who are ignorant and unstable have twisted his letters to mean something quite different, just as they do with other parts of Scripture.
Peter wrote some of the New Testament and in this letter he admits that some of Paul’s writings are hard to understand. We certainly shouldn’t feel bad when we don’t understand it all. More than that the Bible says that we actually won’t be able to understand it all.
There are things we can do to help us understand more of the Bible and we’ll have a look at some of those in the coming blogs, but some of the things we read we may never know until we meet Jesus, and that’s ok. You’re doing well, keep going!