The Bible

by | Feb 14, 2024 | Bible, Priorities, Relationship

“So faith comes from hearing and hearing through the word of Christ.”

(Romans 10:17 ESV)

“So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. Which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”

(Isaiah 55:11 ESV)

Did you know the Bible is the best-selling book? In the past 50 years, 3.9 billion copies of the Bible have been sold. Harry Potter books were 3rd, with 400 million copies being sold.

The Bible is a great book. So many people have a reading plan that spans a year. Why do we have to put limits on our Bible reading? I have spent hours reading a book just because it was good and I couldn’t find a good spot to stop. Why can’t I do that with the Bible? I have no idea. But it seems that I have to limit my reading to just a chapter or 2 a day.  Why? It’s not like I am so super busy that I don’t have time. But I think I have to have a “plan” to read my Bible in a year.

Do you think God cares if I read my Bible more? Do you think He gets sad because I don’t read more? I think God is pleased when I read it more. It doesn’t matter to Him if I have a yearly plan or not. He just cares that I read it. 

Do you read your Bible? Do you have a Bible? If the answer to those questions is no, then my next question is why? Why do you read your Bible? Is it just because you are supposed to? Or is it because you want to?

For me, it’s because I want to. There are several parts I can quote. But not as much as I would like. I need to work on my memorizing.

I have a challenge for you. Dust off your Bible. Start reading. The beginning is the best place to start, but you can start wherever you want. Just as long as you start.

Have a blessed day, everyone. 

Kathy Keller
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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The Bible