Serious Bible reading and study are important parts of a Christian’s life, a necessary activity for staying close to our Lord and a result of a changed Christian life (Prov. 1:7, 27-29; 2:3-7; 9:10; Psa. 111:10). We start on our salvation journey by understanding the basic concepts of God’s plan. As we read and study further, we come to increasingly understand why God introduced this plan and how it would develop throughout the ages. This quest of knowledge is a natural product of the Christian faith. The Christian who puts his/her trust in Jesus has a passionate desire for an enhanced relationship with Him. This relationship is evidenced in part by our prayers and service toward the Kingdom and our hunger for more spiritual knowledge, especially through the Scriptures. Since God inspired the Word (2 Tim. 3:16) and He cannot lie, we can depend on these writings (2 Tim. 2:13; Titus 1:2; Heb. 6:17-18). I believe God, rather than providing a one page set of instructions, desired that we search and study the Scriptures for a more complete understanding of His will. Some Christians might become easily satisfied and less inclined to study if all the answers come too easily.
The Messiah and His Kingdom to Come: A Biblical Road Map is published by EnerPower Press, an imprint of Energion Publications.