The Bible is God’s Word. Only God can create so complex a document. It begins with the history of the world from the very beginning of His creation. In Genesis you learn how God created the whole world in six days. On the 7th day, He rested.
The knowledge God imparts is vast since it covers 2000+ years of history and knowledge. And the crucial necessity for learning God’s Word is to believe what He wants you to know. There are 66 books in the entire Bible. The Old Testament has 39 books and the New Testament has 27 books in it.
It is an awesome record that the Lord has imparted, and He will help you through the Holy Spirit to understand what He wants you to know. When you begin to study, it is best to let God Himself direct you through prayer. When you examine all the books, God will lead you where He wants you to begin. In Mark 10:15, Jesus says “….Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.” God is talking and letting you know that you should trust Him in everyway, believing in what he says.
The Lord directs each person. He will lead you to different Bible study groups, and He will direct you in different ways. What He does may seem to you to be coincidental, but keep in mind that He wants you to understand His Word, and His leading is strictly for you. He knows how you learn, and you can rest on His leading. He works in ways that are beyond our comprehension. But rest assured, He wants you to know Him personally.
It is important to study both the New and the Old Testaments. Most people begin their study in the New Testament. Some begin their study in Matthew, the first book of the New Testament, and some study in John first. It is advisable to look over each of the books in the New Testament and let God lead you where to begin. His wisdom and power are able to show you and help you understand His infinite love, mercy, and compassion. Only God knows what and how you should begin your study.
Jesus loves you. Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways, ackknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”