There are two things that Christians can be sure of when they are reading the Bible. They can be sure that the words they are reading are infused with life and those words have more meaning than we can comprehend.
The apostle John, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, wrote, “All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him [Jesus] was life, and the life was the light of men.” John 1:3–4
“All thing” especially includes the meaning in the Scriptures and “was life” tells us that the Scriptures are full of life. As we “feast” upon the words of God, our souls are fed and we become more useful, more able, for our Savior, Jesus Christ our Lord.
The second thing that we can have full confidence in is that wherever we read in the Bible, we cannot understand God’s full intent, His full depth, and breadth, and width, and time of the passages we read. God is beyond our comprehension. His ways are not our ways, nor His thoughts our thoughts. This is good news and explains why we may read the same passage of Scripture for twenty years and then discover a life-altering truth that had been there all along.
It doesn’t matter how many times we’ve read through the Bible, what matters is whether we are still reading and reading with a hungry, receptive heart. I pray that we all are. Amen!