12/30/2010

We Christians Should Read the Bible Daily in 2011 BUT...

Many choose one of many Bible reading plans. But it’s not so important which Bible Reading Plan you select, but rather that you are reading your Bible.

BUT there are drawbacks and dangers of any Bible reading plan.

They are:

  1. formality (in which Bible-reading degenerates into a lifeless duty);
  2. self-righteousness (we pat ourselves on the back for doing the daily reading and ticking the box);

  3. careless reading (we read fast to get it done and don’t tremble at the Word of God); and

  4. having the Bible-reading plan become a yoke too heavy to bear.
Realizing this, I thought of a couple of verses to help us delight in God's Word (I'm sure you have your own favorite ones):
  • "These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word" (Isa 66:2).

  • "For you have exalted above all things your name and your word" (Ps 138:2).

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