Sunday, May 6, 2012
THREE MINUTES PER WEEK
How often do you pick up your Bible, open it, and read it? Many people find the Bible is a nice historical book or perhaps a nice coffee table decoration but for the Bible to be a useful tool it has to be opened, read, and studied. Seemingly many people may only read the Bible a mere 3 minutes each week. By this I mean that in church when the verses are flashed upon a screen or the minister says to open your Bible and read, many do at that time, but how many actually continue reading each of the other days and even remember what was read? The mentality is it is something to do only in church. Other than that there is no interest or desire to even open it. Maybe some feel it is intimidating and do not know where to start. It is in the Bible where we have the power to defeat the enemy so we have to get into the word to know how to do this.
Satan would love to distract you and keep you too busy or making excuses for why you don't take time each day to spend time in the Bible. If you start getting serious about getting to know God through his word Satan will shudder. In the word are many ways to defeat him and cast him down. You are no threat to him if you are ignorant of the word and ill equipped to do spiritual warfare.
2 Timothy 2:15 says "Do yourself to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman that needs not be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth." Psalm 119:11 says "Your word I have hidden in my heart that I might not sin against you." Psalm 119:105 reminds us that "your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto thy path."
Without knowledge of God's word we go into our world weak and powerless to shield ourselves from those fiery darts Satan is sure to fling at us daily. Why not start this week to give God more than 3 minutes? You give the news a half hour, the paper about a half hour, morning shows an hour so why can't you give God quality time? Think about it then make some changes. Your spiritual growth depends on it.
PRAYER: Lord I thank you for the truth in your word that lights my path daily. Forgive for the days I have put other things before you or have not talked to you at all. I purpose to out you first. In Jesus name. Amen.
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TODAYS ASSIGNMENT: Read John Chapter 1 in the New Testament