Why Don’t You Read the Bible More? An Honest, No-Guilt Question for the New Year
“Be honest with yourself, and think about why you don’t read the Bible more. And when you’ve identified the reason(s), the next step will be to ask if there are answers or solutions to those reasons.”
That’s my kind of “no-guilt question”.
I saw this on Facebook recently.
Why don’t you read the Bible more? That’s not meant to be a scolding or guilt-inducing question. It’s a simple truth about American culture (and, I suspect, many others around the world) that most of us own a Bible, and we speak highly of the Bible, but we don’t actually read the Bible—at least, not nearly as much as you would expect from the amount of time we spend talking about it … Be honest with yourself, and think about why you don’t read the Bible more. And when you’ve identified the reason(s), the next step will be to ask if there are answers or solutions to those reasons. We at Bible Gateway can help with that part—early next year, we’ll post some ideas. But for now, if the idea of reading your Bible sounds dull and unpleasant, just think about why you think so. And we’ll see if, in 2017, we can find an approach to Scripture that’s just right for you.
God if you could just get that itch for me … no not there – down a little bit … left a touch … up a smidgeo …. oh yes!! Oh yessss! That is soooooooo yessssssss ….!