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Let the Bible Read You

“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.  Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”

– 2 Timothy 3:16-17

When you read the Bible, let the Bible read you. So in other words, try and spend time with it almost as you would a person or a teacher, and let it examine your life. One of the challenges is this: When you read the Bible, apply it to your political persuasion, to policy, or to another person you’re feeling angry at. Maybe you think about that person and you’re like: Oh she needs to read this. Maybe I should text it to her. Okay. So apply it to you! Right? Have the Bible examine you, therefore, read it slowly. The most important discipline I ever did was memorizing  the Sermon the Mount, and saying it over myself like a prayer. Then it would challenge me. If i was out of tune, I would I would see parts of my heart that were out of sync with Jesus’ easy rhythms of grace. And I would have to check myself and get back to them.

Prayer


Thank you, God, for your Word. Let your Word check me and challenge me, and make me more like you.

Reflection


How has the Bible challenged you?

One thought on “Let the Bible Read You

  1. A Good word, just in time, for me. God knows the Question before I even ask it! As always He/the WORD has my answer! What a Good Father We have! Bless you and my brothers and sisters there, and all over this world. The Good Shepherd knows Our Hearts.

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