QOTD: John Piper on Mastering Your Bible
I've long thought that our goal as Bible readers isn't to check off a Reading Plan list; it's more than that. But for the longest time I didn't know what it was. John MacArthur said once that Scripture isn't an end in itself, only a means to an end--and that end was knowing God. But before we can know God, we must know His Word. Therefore, our goal is to become fluent, biblically fluent. We are to achieve mastery of this great book so that we can come to know God in full, holistic, deep ways.