Wouldn’t it be great if you could hear God speak to you, and you knew for sure that it was Him?
Psalm 19:1 says The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the works of His hands. The next five verses of the psalm describe how creation tells us how great God is.
Beginning with verse 7 of Psalm 19, the psalmist switches gears, and begins talking about God’s Word, using various synonyms like law of the Lord, statutes of the Lord, precepts of the Lord, commands of the Lord, and ordinances of the Lord.
The psalmist says that God’s Word revives the soul, makes the simple wise, gives joy to the heart, light to the eyes, and endures forever.
2 Timothy 3:16 says All Scripture is God-breathed, and profitable for teaching, for rebuke, for correction, for training in righteousness.
When we read God’s Word, God Himself is speaking to us.
As Hebrews 4:12 says, The Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates as to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow, it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
The problem is that left to ourselves, we can’t understand. As 1 Corinthians 2:14 says, The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.
So, we must pray that the Holy Spirit would give us understanding. As Psalm 119:18 says, Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in Your law.
Bible Reading Plans
Some people read through the entire Bible in a year, others read slowly through one book at a time.
The critical thing is THAT you have a plan, not WHICH plan you pick.
The plan featured in our church bulletin for 2016 is the Literary Bible Reading Plan.
If you’d like to check out some other plans, here’s a helpful link.