Some read the Bible to find fault with it. They don’t believe the Bible is from God and are looking for mistakes. Others read the Bible just so they can say they read it. These don’t try to understand what it means their goal is to get through it as fast as they can. Another group reads and rereads the same few sections over and over because those verses or chapters are their favorites or it comforts them. This group will never get the full benefit of the scriptures. They are like a person standing in front of an enormous elaborate mural and examining in detail one square foot. Mat. 21:42 tells of some like this.
There is also that person who goes to the Bible to try to prove some point that they believe. This person will often ignore any verses that they cannot twist to mean what they want to prove. The Pharisees and Sadducees of Jesus’ day were like this (Mat. 22:29, John 5:39). Next time we will consider why people should read the Bible.