This year I've decided before I can fully doubt the words of the Bible, I have to fully study it. So I picked it up again. This time when I read it, I gained a newfound meaning for spirituality and the purpose of the Bible. It is as if I am now seeing God through a new lens. This new lens has made it easier for me to read the Bible again.
From childhood, I was taught the principles of Christianity and I firmly believed them. As I was told to do, I always studied to show myself approved (2 Timothy 2:15). So, as a teen I spent many weekends curled up in bed with notebooks, pens, highlighters, a study Bible and concordance. Yes, my personal Bible study was intense! I was desperate to know more about God. I had questions that needed to be answered, so I scoured the scriptures for them. I needed to know more about God? His plans for this world? His plans for my life? What is the purpose of life?