Many people seem to be content with knowing very little of the Bible. But if we look at how many times the Bible talks about the importance of “knowledge,” it might be surprising to you! The apostle Paul often prayed for the churches, praying that they would increase in the knowledge of God. For an example, see Colossians 1:9-10. Why is this so important for a Christian? Because the Bible is God’s revelation, telling us about Himself and how He has been at work throughout human history. If we want to know God better, we cannot do that apart from the Scripture. And if we want to know how God calls us to live, we cannot know that apart from the Scripture either. So if we don’t know what is in the Bible, how would we know God at all? Apart from the Bible, we will develop an inaccurate idea of God. Throughout history, there have been many crazy gods who were created by humanity. There must be a basis for knowing God, and that basis or foundation is the Bible. Therefore, it is critical that we read and study Scripture to know what God says about who He really is. At Coffee & Scripture, we study the Bible with this purpose in mind. We want to constantly be growing in our knowledge, as we are commanded to do as Christians. 2 Peter 3:18 says, “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…” I hope you will come grow in the knowledge of Him with us this semester at Coffee & Scripture!