There is a saying which my mother taught me, “this book will keep you from sin…. and sin will keep you from this book”
The book is the Bible…. and it is so important for Christians to read it EVERY DAY…
One way to know if you have been “born again” is in your attitude and feeling towards the Bible…. do you love it or merely tolerate it… or do you keep far from it.
It is not good enough simply to read inspiring books about the lives of other Christians or to read books ABOUT the Bible…. you must read the Bible itself and with the right spiritual approach…. you must read it in FAITH… and not like you read “other” books.
Here are verses that support this:
Psalm 119:9 “How can a young man cleanse his way ? By taking heed according to your word”
Psalm 119:11 “Your word have I hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You”
Psalm 119:18 “Open my eyes, that I may see Wondrous things from Your law.”
Bible reading plans are a good way to make sure you read it every day….. BUT there is a danger of “RITUAL READING”… meaning that although you read it, the deeper impact of what you read…. on your personality…. is not effected.
Prayer for Today:
Loving Heavenly Father, Please guide us through reading Your Word and reveal to us the relevance to our lives… through Your Holy Spirit…. in Jesus name, we ask… Amen.