I’d rather not do it, I promise I’ll do it tomorrow.
I don’t want to read my Bible today.
This is real, I know because it has happened to me way too much.
It’s shameful to admit that we often let our feelings drive us to deception and lack of wise judgement. Satan wants us to base our actions off our feelings. He wants to lead us into thinking that because we don’t feel like it, we don’t need it. That’s why we can’t let our feelings drive our actions. Because the Bible is so much more than something we read just when we feel like it.
The Bible has the power to discern thoughts and actions. It has power, only power that comes from God. It isn’t simply a self-help guide or handbook for the Christian life. It’s the word of God. We need to read the Bible because we need strength. We need hope. We need grace. We need joy.
It takes some humility to admit that without the Bible, the Christian life is insufficient. Without the Bible, our lives are missing the strength, hope, grace, and joy we need to live. Without the word of God in our lives, we are opening our lives to the temptations of the devil.
Readers, we need to do the opposite. We need to close the door, we need to shut it and lock it tight. We can’t afford to give Satan that kind of opportunity to take away from us the joy and hope we have in Christ.
God’s word is our direction in life, without it we would be lost, given up to Satan and chained to his deceit. No other book has the power to give us peace and hope, hope only found in trusting God’s wisdom.
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12 ESV)
The Bible is powerful. Really powerful. It has the power to change lives. How could we ever neglect it? How could we ever not want God to work in our lives, to make us better people?
The Bible is literally God’s word.
How about instead of thinking that Bible reading as just another thing on our “to-do list”, we shape everything else around God’s word, making Bible reading our main focus and faithfully seeking God’s instruction for our lives through reading His word.