Why RU viewing~ reading~ God’s word as a Chore?


Yesterdays’ Bible Trivia Question: Which one of Jesus disciples was a tax collector? The answer is Matthew. Laurie was the only one who got it right.

2 Timothy 2:15 say’s Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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The reason that many of us can’t rightly divide the word is because we view reading and studying it as a chore instead of a lifestyle.

  • What type of quality do you give when it comes to reading your bible?
  • How much quantity do you give into searching what you have read?
  • Are you taking notes so when the Holy Spirit speaks to you about what you read, you won’t forget it?

Let’s be honest with ourselves, reading the bible can be difficult because God’s standards are opposite from ours. When we read it we struggle and have conflict with ourselves because we don’t want to do what God says. He says forgive we want to hate, He say’s no sex before marriage and we want to have sex, He says love and we murder.

There is not a person on the face of this earth that does not struggle when it comes to studying the word, but just because you struggle with reading it you have to do it. And the only way is through discipline, that’s right you have to discipline yourself.

Anything that you and I want to do rather it’s hanging out with friends, going out for dinner, doing crafts, or watching our favorite program, we do it with pleasure don’t we? We will  read one of our favorite authors and will read for hours. If we can discipline ourselves doing the things we enjoy then why do we view God’s word as a chore?

Until we change our minds about God’s word things in our lives are just going get more harder for us. Some way some how we have got to stop treating God’s word as “he will understand.” Yes God will continue to love, but does that mean that we are to take His Grace for Granted?

Today’s Bible Trivia Question: Why did Abraham lie to King Abimelech about Sarah being his sister, instead of being his wife?

 

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2 thoughts on “Why RU viewing~ reading~ God’s word as a Chore?

  1. Hi Desiray, I don’t know the answer to today’s question. This article did have me smile at a memory from just yesterday morning. My son and his friend stopped in around 7:30AM – his friend was surprised that I wasn’t “up” yet (in my room, door closed). I was up – starting my day with morning bible readings on my phone. Now that I am in the habit of starting my day this way. ~ Have a blessed weekend. Laurie

    1. Reading your word first thing in the morning is an excellent way to start the day.

      You get all the fuel you need to start your day. Now if we all did just that, imagine how much power we wouls have? We could stop the enemy right in his tracks, without feeling scared, or stressed out, afraid. As far as the Trivia for today, I will give you a hint. Its in Genesis.

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