In recent days, I have been convicted about JUST reading the Bible and loving it. This is insane for me to even think about this. Of course, we should read the Bible and love it! But I often wonder, is this really true? Do I really love to read God’s word and love it? Am I dedicated to the Word, which shows up by me reading it and loving it! Or, do I love reading books about the Bible and love it more? Do I love THE Author of the Book, Holy Spirit, or do I love the celebrity authors that occupy much of my personal library?
Ok. Before I get misunderstood here, I am NOT saying we should chuck the books from great Christian authors. These authors, past and present, are gifts to the church of God. These books are treasures to the soul. They are gifts to the kingdom of God. But, all I am saying is … I need to check my heart’s affection. How come it’s so much harder to just read the Bible versus reading “books?” There are many reasons … I know. How come we talk more about authors of latest Christin books versus talking about … “hey did you hear what Moses said in Exodus 3500 years ago?” I guess it’s sounds little outdated. But listen, it’s the Living Word of God! Yes, even Exodus 21-31 (today’s Bible reading). It’s active and alive! (Hebrews 4:12).
Reading is good for the soul. And the Word is the best “food” for the soul. And so, I want to grow in just reading & loving the Bible. Currently, I am reading the Bible through in 90 days. And, I am finishing up Day 7 today. And I hope to say some time in April that I have completed my goal. And I long to say then … I read it, and I loved it!