If you’ve read my posts before, you will find out rather quickly that I will push and encourage you to be reading your Bible on a daily basis. Not just to be spiritual or because it is the church thing to say. It’s because it helps us grow closer to God first and it also gives us daily warnings.
“Now these things became examples for us, so that we will not desire evil things as they did. Don’t become idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and got up to play. Let us not commit sexual immorality as some of them did, and in a single day 23,000 people fell dead. Let us not test Christ as some of them did and were destroyed by snakes. Nor should we complain as some of them did, and were killed by the destroyer. Now these things happened to them as examples, and they were written as a warning to us, on whom the ends of the ages have come. So, whoever thinks he stands must be careful not to fall.”
1 Corinthians 10:6-12Hcsb Bible
The Bible has warning after warning about what to do and what not to do. God doesn’t want us to have terrible lives and ones with the theme of brokenness and heart ache that we caused ourselves. God wants us to be in his perfect will.
So many people won’t read the Bible because they think it is outdated or because they think it is beneath them since they are smarter than their ancestors. The sad thing is, is that we make the same bone headed mistakes that our ancestors made in the past and for most of the same reasons. Either because of our pride or selfishness.
Of course there will be people that say that they think it’s outdated because people don’t use animals for transport or that cultures are different and therefore can’t apply to our lives today. The problem with that is that human nature is and will always be the same. We are sinful people and will always lean towards mistakes than perfection. That’s why we need to read and understand the Bible in the context from which it was written.
Once we know that, we will then be able to apply it to our lives. We will be able to know the motives for the mistakes of the past and hopefully learn from them and not make those same mistakes.
God doesn’t want his children to be sorrowful and make mistakes. Just like my parents have told me that they don’t want me to make the same mistakes they made. God doesn’t want us to continue the same sins that he forgives us for and waits for us to repent for him to do so. So learn from the past, grow closer to God and apply Gods word to your life every chance you can.
So why do you read or not your Bible? I hope and pray you are reading your Bible everyday so we can grow closer to God and learn from the mistakes of the past. If we don’t, that just shows how prideful we really are.
I hope you have a great day and if you have any questions or disagreements just comment below or message me.