As Christians we know that the Bible is is much more than just words on a page. It is God's way of speaking directly to us. The Bible, from beginning to end, is the revelation of Jesus Christ. Jesus was the One who spoke the world into existence and He is the One who will, in a time to come, make all things new (Revelation 21:5). He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end (Revelation 1:8, 21:6, 22:13). His throne is established from everlasting to everlasting (Psalm 41:13, 90:2, 93:2, Isaiah 63:16b, Micah 5:2, John 1:1-2). He is the Word of God.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God." (John 1:1-2)
How Do You Read The Bible
There are two ways to read the Bible. One is to read the Bible looking for Jesus. The other is to read the Bible looking for oneself. We live in a time that is becoming more and more self-centered. Never has man been more narcissistic and individualistic. It's a me-focused, "i-everything" culture. Community has broken broken down as modern communication has built a generation that is moving faster and faster, and farther away from God’s intended design. There seems to be no rest for the weary and no focus for the future. With electronic "everything" to meet one's every need and want (and to meet it instantly) man is becoming more and more i-focused instead of Christ-focused.
While it's always important to apply the Word of God to our daily lives, we must not fall into the trap of reading the Bible as if it is all about us. It's not! The Bible isn't about us. It's all about Jesus! We should approach Bible reading with a desire to find Jesus on every page, in every historical account, every song, every prayer, every teaching -- in everything! That's how we will come to know Him better. When we read the Bible looking for ourselves, trying to identify with various people of ancient times, more often than not, we miss Jesus. Before we get to our lists of "Jesus in the Old and New Testaments," let's first look at what God says about reading the Bible to know Jesus better.