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What's Your EXCUSE for NOT Reading Your Bible?

Friday, March 12, 2010

Your Word is...a light to my path.
  ~  Psalm 119:105 NKJV

 'What book has most influenced your life?'
most people say the Bible...
yet fewer than 14% of us read it every day.

Here are some of our most common excuses:

(1) 'I've no time.'

Really? Many of the books in your Bible can be read in 10 to 45 minutes . By taking a chapter a day you can complete the book of Proverbs in a month and the Epistle of James in five days.

(2) 'I don't know where to begin.'

If starting in Genesis and working your way through seems overwhelming, use the SoulFood reading we provide you each day. SoulFood and will take you through the whole Bible in a year in bite sized pieces . Just get started!

(3) 'It's not exciting.'

Do you like romance? Read the book of Ruth.
Looking for adventure? Try Judges or Acts.
Enjoy poetry? Explore Song of Solomon.
From history to how-to, it's all in Scripture.

(4) 'Isn't going to church every week good enough?'

Billy Graham says, 'The Bible is the road map for life, and while your pastor can highlight the best route to take, you learn how to navigate life's twists and turns for yourself.'

(5) 'It makes me uncomfortable.'

When you don't know what God's Word actually says, it's easy to equate it with negative experiences and hypocrisy you've observed, then throw out the baby with the bathwater. No question, the Bible makes you face hard truths:

 '...it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.'  ~  Hebrews 4:12 NIV

It gives you a check-up from the neck up.

But you'll discover who you are, what you're called to do,
and become EMPOWERED to do it!

Soulfood Bible Readings:

1 Thessalonians 1 - 5
Matthew 22: 15 - 22
Psalm 135

This daily encouragement comes from 'The Word for Today' devotional.

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