Why Read through the Bible in 2018?
Wars. Wildfires. Earthquakes. Terrorism. Dirty, partisan politics. Sexual harassment. Fighting. Murder. Suicide. Sexual immorality. Anger. Road rage. Persecution. The loss of religious freedoms.
The world around us is in upheaval. Nothing seems safe. Everything is changing right before our eyes.
But there is one thing that never changes … God and His Word. So, why read through the Bible in 2018 …
It’s a firm foundation when all around us is sinking sand.
It’s our comfort in chaos.
It’s our standard for living.
It’s wisdom now and for the ages.
While it’s true that the Bible is a firm foundation in the midst of sinking sand, comfort in the chaos, the source of wisdom, our standard for living, and so much more … just knowing about God’s Word won’t bring the stability we need, neither will merely hearing a good sermon once a week. His truth must become so much a part of who we are that it’s like the air we breathe.
If our lives are to be built on that solid foundation, we must dig down to bedrock. If we’re going to have God’s wisdom, we must learn to think like He thinks. If we’re to find comfort, we must know Him for who He is and learn His incredible promises. Those things will only happen if we know, digest, and live out His Word. It must truly be our daily bread.
The world around us is literally perishing—people are dying and going into an eternity where they will be separated from God forever, marriages are falling apart, children are suffering, and so much more … but we must be willing to step out in faith!
Even people who don’t go to church will often respond positively to the question, “Would you like to learn more about the Bible with me?”
And for those of you who have been reading along with me for a while …
Even if it gets done with some fits and starts, even if you miss a few days, I encourage you to keep on. The reward is a deeper relationship with Jesus and it’s sweeter than you can imagine!
So, whether you’re a newcomer to the site or an occasional visitor, if you haven’t already, prayerfully consider signing up for the “Bible in a Year” devotionals. They will pop up in your inbox daily as a gentle reminder to stay in His Word. And call or text a friend and challenge him or her to sign up with you!
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