david santistevan

worship.leadership

Read Your Bible?

I was convicted this morning about the importance of reading the Bible. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? But sometimes I don’t want to. I would rather read a powerful, relevant book by a great author. I would rather listen to music. I would rather go spend money on something. I think the more you don’t read the Bible, the more you adopt the world’s value system. I’ve noticed this in my own life. Spiritual matters don’t seem that important. Glorious truth about God doesn’t seem as powerful as it once was. Eternity seems like it may never come. Using a biblical word, one becomes worldly. Let me just say this to you:

There is nothing more relevant than the Word of God.

A.W. Tozer said, “We ought to learn to live in our Bibles”. The writer of Hebrews exhorts us to have our “powers of discernment trained by constant practice” (Hebrews 5:14). When we live outside the Word of God and simply go through our days, we are not being relevant to life. The Word of God keeps us truly relevant to reality. I don’t know about you, but I need to hear this today. I need Scripture to bear upon my heart every day or I lose focus. I think that’s why God said to meditate upon it day and night.

Do you agree?

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July 29, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

2 Comments »

  1. Hey Dave,
    I just read through Hebrews yesterday and that section really hit me, too. I knew that Bible reading and spiritual growth are connected of course, but I never really paid close attention to 5:11-14 that graduating from milk to solid food is connected to Bible study. It’s cool how reading a passage from the Bible for the hundredth time can always hit you in a new way!

    ~ Grace

    Comment by Grace Hiyakumoto | July 30, 2008 | Reply

  2. Yea, I really love the idea of ‘constant practice’. I want the joy of my life to be a constant studier and doer of the Word.

    Comment by santahara | July 30, 2008 | Reply


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