I fear many in the world might look at why the Church reads Scripture and be confused.

We read it to gain knowledge and information.

At times, we  read it to change the way we think or act.

And sometimes we read it to justify the way we think or act.

But do we read it to change who we are, that we may be formed in His likeness?

For the word of God is alive and powerful.  It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow.  It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.  Nothing in all creation is hidden from God.  Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable.  (Hebrews 4:12-13, NLT)