“Prayer: Heavenly Father, may Your Spirit guide me through the truth of Your Word. Protect me as I do Your will in this world. May Your love for me bathe me so that I am known as Yours. In Jesus Name, Amen” (“Faithful Promises of God” p 266)
As you read through the Word of God, you are bathed with truth, for God’s Word is truth. Our world seems to get more evil each day but past generations have said the same thing. Could it be that as we draw ever closer to Jesus and read the Word daily, we notice the evil more? We are keenly aware of the evil around us.
John 1:1 says “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” The Word is God speaking directly to us. It’s not just the Word in red letters, it is the whole Bible. God wrote it all using different men along the way. Yes, their personalities come out in their writings but it is God who wrote the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. He made no mistakes and, in each translation, our God is perfect and watches over what is being written. Sure, there are some Bibles you just want to stay away from but we have some wonderful modern translations that are spot on.
Are you devouring His Word daily? Are you asking Him to show you just what you need to read each and every day? Are you obeying His Word? Are you fellowshipping with other believers?
I will close with one of my favorite passages (remember, I say that all the way through the Bible): “So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.” Ephesians 4:17-19 No longer live as the world lives but find out what He is calling you to.
If you are planning on reading through the Bible in 2020, I encourage you to get “Faithful Promises of God” to help guide you along this path. My hope is for more and more people to read through the Bible for that is where our hope is!