Friday, February 3, 2012

The Bible: Not a Book of Suggestions

How do you read the Bible?

Do you jump right in as if on a treasure hunt, looking for key verses to meet a specific need in your life?

Or do you begin with prayer, asking wisdom as you read and meditating on His word?

When you come across a passage that convicts you, do you act on it?

Or do you just keep reading? 

How effective is your Bible study time?

Does what you read influence your behavior or attitude?

Or do you simply gloss it over as a suggestion for someone but not necessarily you?

The Bible is not simply a book filled with helpful hints for how to live your life. Sure, God's word contains a wealth of information from money matters to child rearing, marital issues to morality, but, more importantly, the Bible is a storehouse for God's commands.
"Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.  Do what it says."
-James 1:22
 When we truly open our hearts and minds to hear His word, we will act on it in obedience.

How do you read the Bible?

As you spend time in the living, breathing Word of God, I encourage you to be quick to obey the words you read.

Praying God's richest blessings on you as you grow in His glory!

{This post was inspired by Murfreesboro, TN, CBS core leader Beckie Johnson.}

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1 comment:

  1. Great post! I love your heart for God's Word, treasuring it for what it truly is. I really enjoyed reading your questions. It's true that we will be in God's Word proportionately to how much we value it. Thanks for sharing this!