Reading the Bible Daily

Reading the Bible Daily

 

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,

so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

-2 Timothy 3:16

 

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My experience is that the Word of God is like a food that tastes better the more you eat.  The more familiar you become with the Bible, the better you can understand and apply what it written in it.  You may already be convinced that reading the Bible is good and important (and that you should do it more regularly).

Challenge #1

I find one challenge to going deeper into the Bible is that parts of it are hard to understand. I was a Christian for ten years before I went to seminary.  I had heard a half-thousand sermons and led more than a dozen small groups.  Still, many parts of the Bible felt quite foreign to me--especially sections of the Old Testament.  I had only a general sense how it all fit together.

Challenge #2

A second challenge is having the discipline to regularly read God's word.  Sometimes when we do gain the discipline it becomes primarily a task to check off rather than a rich experience of connecting with God.

Help #1

I've written a daily Bible reading resource I hope with help you to connect with God's Word on a regular basis--and to go deeper with it.  "Reading The Bible Daily" suggests a scripture passage for each day that can be read within a few minutes. 

There is a background section which describes the setting and points out parts that may be harder to understand.  There's a "things to think about" section that leads you to dig deeper into the passage for yourself.  Finally, there is a second reading for each day, usually one verse, that connects with the main passage of the day.  In fifteen to thirty minutes eacy day you can read a portion of God's Word as well as reflect and act upon it.

Help #2

A bit of discipline and a resource can be a big help to digging into the Bible.  But there's an even more important help available to you.  Ask God to guide and direct you as you read his Word.  His Spirit will lead you into truth (John 16:13).

May you be encouraged as you grow from your time in His Word!

Looking forward,

Travis