Do you View the Bible as a Chore?

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.

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 says 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. Just because you struggle with reading with reading the bible we must read it. The only way is through discipline, that’s right you must 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 to get more harder for us. Some way somehow, 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? Sadly, enough we all are guilty of it. It’s a good thing that God gives us Mercy because if there is no mercy, I don’t even want to know what would be of us.