Is Reading Something You Enjoy?

Is reading something you enjoy? Or do you just google the chapter summaries of the books you have to read for school? Maybe the most reading you ever do is reading the TV guide to see what’s on. Or maybe you’re someone who can dive into a book and stay there until you’ve turned the final page.

Either way we all tend to read some sort of information everyday, even if it’s just the caption of a photo in our news feeds.

But how important is this information, how does it influence and shape our lives?

In Hebrews 4:12-13 (MSG) it says:

“God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one is impervious to God’s Word. We can’t get away from it—no matter what.”

Impervious means unable to be affected by…

So in verse 13, if we swap impervious for its definition, it’s says:

“Nothing and no one (is unable to be affected by) God’s Word.

We have the most powerful book in the world available to us. God has given us his Word that we can read, understand and learn from every single day. We have the opportunity to let the truth it’s self influence our lives.

Have you ever shared God’s Word with your friend? Maybe you have and it seems like they didn’t take any interest in it. Don’t let that discourage you. As Hebrews says, no matter who you are, we all will be affected by God’s Word.

Your challenge this week is to pick up your Bible and read it now knowing the influence and impact it can have on your life and those around you. If you’ve never read the Bible before or very rarely, start of by asking God to reveal something to you when you read. If you consistently read the Bible or not, starting a journal is a great way to write down and remember what you’ve gotten out of each thing you’ve read.

Your word is a lamp for my feet,
a light on my path. ~ Psalm 119:105

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