The Gospel of Luke by Max Lucado
The first step in understanding the Bible is asking God to help us. We should read prayerfully. If anyone understands God’s Word, it is because of God and not the reader. But the Helper will teach you everything and will cause you to remember all that I told you. The Helper is the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name. Before reading the Bible, pray. Invite God to speak to you. Don’t go to Scripture looking for your idea; go searching for his. Not only should we read the Bible prayerfully; we should read it carefully. Search and you will find is the pledge. The Bible is not a newspaper to be skimmed but rather a mine to be quarried. Search for it like silver, and hunt for it like hidden treasure. Then you will understand respect for the Lord, and you will find that you know God.