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What if I Don’t Understand Everything I Read in the Bible?

Question: What If I Don’t Understand Everything I Read in the Bible?

Answer: If you don’t understand everything you read in the Bible, then you are in good company. No one completely understands the entire Bible.

Instead of getting frustrated or focusing on what you don’t understand, give your attention to what does make sense. Over time, as you read and study the Bible, God will reveal more and more truth to you and increase your understanding of it.

Mastering the Bible is like peeling an onion. There are layers and layers. Just when you think you have one passage mastered, God’s Holy Spirit will reveal another deeper and more profound layer.

This is why reading the Bible is not a one-time effort, but a lifetime pursuit of discovery and revelation.

[See more Bible FAQs for answers to other frequently asked questions.]

Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices.

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