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Eager to Read

In my “pre-Jesus” days, I did not understand why the Bible had such a hypnotic effect on some of my friends. They wanted to get up before daybreak and spend time with God whereas I would have rather slept in until the sun was high in the sky. I was content receiving my “verse of the day” texted to my phone and did not want to invest any more of my time in reading a book.

Things changed when God got a hold on my heart. Suddenly, the words that once bored me to sleep now had new life, new meaning, and created a new hunger within me. I have to read the Word of God every morning, or my whole day suffers. 1 Corinthians 1:18 explains this perfectly: “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

Since putting my “pre-Jesus” days behind me, I have learned the Holy Spirit gives God’s Word a new light and clarifies what previously made no sense. 1 Corinthians 1:21 says, “For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom did not know Him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe” (1 Corinthians 1:21).

God gave us the Bible to communicate with us and guide us in our daily lives. Spending time in the Word grows us closer to Jesus, and the more time we spend with Him, the better we know Him.

Reflect:

  • Are you excited and eager to read your Bible every day? If not, ask the Lord to change your heart toward His Word.
  • Do you have a plan for daily Bible reading? If not, pick up a Bible reading guide to help you get started!

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