In school we would learn about different Bible scholars’ theories concerning different topics or verses and it really was a shock to know how many bible scholars there are who do not believe in God, or do not believe in the claims Christ made. First of all, how do you know this book so well and still not believe? The more l study, the more compelling the evidence is. Secondly, why would you devote your life to learning a book that you do not believe in. If you do not believe in it then you are not going to live by it, and if you are not going to live by it then what is the point?
The truth is, though, we have the tendency to do something similar. We may read or even study but have no major intention of changing our lives. However, this is one of the major purposes of scripture. It is to result in lives changed and souls saved for those who believe. This concept is found throughout scripture but I like the way it is expressed in Psalm 40:8, “l delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.” We learn God’s will in order to live God’s will.