How God’s Word Works – 31-Day Trial
Key Bible Verse: For these commands and this teaching are a lamp to light the way ahead of you. – Proverbs 6:23
Bonus Reading: 2 Timothy 3:16-17
“I can’t read the Bible,” Brian said. “It’s way over my head. Nothing in it has anything to do with my life.”
“Brian,” his pastor responded, “why don’t you read just one chapter of the Book of Proverbs a day and see what happens?” The pastor knew that Brian had sat in church for years but never really tried to dig into the Bible.
Brian took the challenge. After a few weeks, he met with his pastor. “Well, Brian, did you learn anything?”
Brian looked embarrassed. “Yes,” he said, “I learned that I’m a fool, and so are most of my friends!”
“Why do you say that?” asked the pastor.
“Because most of the things Proverbs says about a fool apply to me and those I hang out with. Very few things it says about a wise person sounded like me and my friends.”
“What are you going to do about it?” the pastor asked. Brian had lots of answers that led to great conversation and, more importantly, to changes in his lifestyle.
“Do you still think the Bible has little to say to your life?” the pastor asked.
“Now,” Brian admitted, “I’m worried that it has too much to say!”
—Kevin Harney in Seismic Shifts
My Response: To more deliberately dig into the Bible, I need to …
Thought to Apply: It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me; it is the parts that I do understand.—Mark Twain (author)
Adapted from Seismic Shifts (Zondervan, 2005)
Prayer for the Week: Lord, give me a fresh grasp of Your truth as I open myself to Your Word.