Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Read the Bible - Take Your Time!

What if.. reading the Bible should be done slowly?

There is so much to the Bible, it makes sense to go-it-slow in order to get all we can out of it.

You hear about all these ways to read through the Bible in a year online and in churches, yet why does it have to be read so quickly? If the Bible was meant to be read in a year, God wouldn’t have made it so long and chocked full of goodness.

What is the need to rush? Just to say we have “read through the Bible in a year’s time?” What’s the point of that if we don’t have a clue what we have read by the end? Not only that, but you can never get that time back. It’s been and gone. And what will you have to show for it? I assure you, there won’t be a medal or anything else to commend your effort.

So, take your time. A chapter a day; several verses here and there; when a major issue comes up, see what it has to say on it.. Just make sure you are learning something from it and that learning is a constant endeavor.

There is a lot of really amazing stuff in the Bible. Find it, research, and know it inside and out, and you won’t ever regret the time spent doing so.


1 comment:

  1. Not only that, but the ever time you reread a passage, something new jumps out at you! You wonder how you missed it the first time! Christians can never get everything out of the Bible that is in there...Glory to God!