“Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it” – Revelation 1:3.
Have you made yours? It’s that time of the year. You know. New Year’s resolutions.
As we come to 2023, I want to challenge you to make a commitment to reading and studying God’s word every day. I am so encouraged by the numbers of you who have shown interest in the Daily Bible Reading project. There are still plenty of booklets to help you read the Bible every day.
What’s the big deal with reading the Bible? Alistair Begg says, “There is a direct correlation between the word of God being proclaimed, believed, obeyed, shared, and lived and the multiplication of the church.” And John Calvin says, “Wherever we find the word of God surely preached and heard, and the sacraments administered according to the institution of Christ, there, it is not to be doubted, is a church of God.”
The word of God read, heard, proclaimed, obeyed is one of the keys to not only personal renewal and growth but the renewal and growth of God’s church.
The psalmist tells us, “Thy word is a lamp for my feet, and a light on unto my path” (Psalm 119:105). If you want to know how to live your life in a that honors Christ, you gotta get into God’s word.
A typical daily Bible reading program will take you about ten minutes a day. It will be one of the best investments you will ever make.
If you are interested in the Daily Bible reading program that many in our church is participating in, give us a call in the office. Another fantastic resource is http://www.youversion.com. There you can find a daily reading program that meets your needs.
Ready? Do it. Join us in reading and studying God’s word and let’s grow together!