Last week I indicated that I would put forward a defence as to why we should habitually read the bible. And I invited you to comment as I bring things to your attention.
One of the most self-evident reasons for reading the Scriptures is that God actually speaks through them. Time after time I hear stories of people’s lives being changed because ‘a passage leapt out of the page ‘ at them. God by the Spirit uses the scriptures to convey a message. Let me make that clear; to convey a personal message. If you want to hear from God then spending time reading the Bible will enable this to happen. In fact it does not have to be a long reading, many times just reading and re-reading a paragraph is enough.
So the first reason to read the Bible is that God uses them to convey a message to you. But of course, you have to open it, concentrate and be ready to hear!
I’d be happy to hear your experiences in this!