What is with Christians not reading their bible. It’s so important to be in the bible and actively reading God’s word. So much of our days take us away from being close to God. Being in the bible and being impacted by its’ words daily is the best way to stay near to Christ.
This has been a major theme just in the last two days. I had coffee with a coach and his wife, the major theme was what does the bible say. I was working out with another coach this morning and we talked about being out of the habit of reading daily. I’ve been meeting with a young athlete who wants to stay grounded in his faith when he goes to college, but he isn’t in the word daily.
To all of them, and I’ve been saying to myself, being in God’s word daily is how we stay connected to God’s perfect guidance and hear how he wants us to live.
With one of them I spent time talking about the gift of tongues and discerning what our experience was based on what scripture says. This is a subject that easily divides Christians and is an “in house” debate. But we agreed that we need to know what the bible says about the topic and let that lead us into how we should act on that particular area of our faith.
It’s funny how we Christians agree on so many things but a small issue like spiritual gifts can divide us so quickly. The bible says we are all brothers and sisters, meaning we are all part of the same family. And yet we argue about such petty things.
The bible needs to be our standard. ” it is good for teaching correcting and training in righteousness” If that’s what God says of it why don’t we treat it that way. So many people I know think its some sort of mystical talisman that only the most “learn-ed” among us can possibly understand. But it says “don’t be drunk” that’s pretty straight forward, and so is “love your wife as Christ loved the Church”. These things aren’t hard to understand.
” I am the same yesterday today and forever” if that’s true then the bible that has been the same for 2000 years still accurately describes the God that we worship. He’s not going to change based on the culture, and he’s not going to change because of technology. When we read the bible today it still tells us about the God of today. How do I know? Cause he doesn’t change.
John 15:5 says apart from God we can do nothing. Reading the bible is THE BEST WAY to stay connect to Christ. So if we want to anything of value why don’t we read our bible every day? What is keeping you from being in God’s word and getting to know him better?
WHAT IS OUR PROBLEM, PICK UP THE BIBLE AND READ!!!