“He has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruptions in the world caused by evil desires.”2 Peter 1:4
I have heard some people say that they find the Bible boring. They read snippets of the Word here and there but generally are not captivated by it. In small group times they skip through the actual Bible study part and spend most of the time in discussion and prayer.
If you see the Bible as little more than a way of gleaning information, it will indeed seem boring. The Word of God is the primary way He communicates with us on a personal level. To forego this is to spurn His gracious invitation. Imagine the coldness of a relationship if the only reason for communicating was to impart and receive information.
Amy Carmichael (1867-1951), founder of Dohnavur Fellowship which over the last century has done remarkable work rescuing children in India from abuse, called the special promises and insights she pondered from God’s Word “touches of the Lord.” Let not the very words inspired by the God of all creation be boring to you. Rather, may you experience “touches of the Lord” as you come to know the depth of His promises.
Read God’s Word with your eyes open to a particular encouragement in it for you. You’ll see how specific His “touch” will be.
Bible In A Year
- Exodus 7-8
- Psalm 29
- Mark 9