What are you doing to get into God’s Word?
Psalm 19 tells us that,
7 The law of the Lord is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the testimony of the Lord is sure,
making wise the simple;
8 the precepts of the Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is pure,
enlightening the eyes;
9 the fear of the Lord is clean,
the rules of the Lord are true,
and righteous altogether.
God’s Word is powerful and it can have a profound impact on our lives. Look back at those verses found in Psalm 19. Through our studying of God’s Word and meditating upon the truth that is found within it, we are given truth that is strong enough to revive our souls, facts that can make a childish and immature person wise, commandments that can make our hearts rejoice.
The Word of God is so good for our lives. It reveals who God is and presents us with everything that we need to know in order to live a godly life through the power of the Holy Spirit.
But in order for us to take full advantage of this gift (our Bibles) from God, we need to be spending time in it. I know that some have developed their own plan and that is fantastic! But I also know that plenty of people use some type of resource to give some direction to their personal Bible Study. This year I am using a resource from Tabletalk Magazine (Bible in a year 2018), which gives a portion from the Old Testament and New Testament to read everyday.
What are you using or what are you doing? God’s Word is good and powerful, and God has blessed us with the ability and opportunity to get into it regularly. But I’m aware that not everyone does. Some are lacking discipline, but others are simply struggling to figure out where to start. So I wrote this post to encourage everyone to get into God’s Word but also to give a suggestion of a simple resource that has been a blessing to me over this past year.
I would encourage those of you who are frequently spending time studying your Bibles to post your suggestions in the comment sections as well. It is our desire to be a church family to “consider how to stir up one another to love and good works” (Hebrews 10:24). One way that we can do that is through assisting others to get into their Bibles.
So if you’re not already carving time into your day to studying and meditate on the truths of Scripture, would you considering starting today? Faithfully drawing near to the Lord by soaking in the truths of His Word has been a tremendous blessing to me. I am confident that it will be to you as well.