A Reasonable New Year’s Resolution

The giant Moonpie has dropped (Mobile, Alabama’s version of the Times Square Ball) and the New Year has begun. Resolutions will soon be dropping by the wayside. “Resolution Reduction” occurs because we bite off too much. For example, if I declare I will loose 100 pounds by April 1st I will certainly fail. Instead a resolution to eat more fruits and vegetables is more reasonable.

Spiritual resolutions suffer too. Many beginning reading the Bible all the way through in one year. Genesis, Exodus and Numbers are  interesting but Leviticus becomes an impenetrable wall. Many readers are stopped by the minuscule detail of the Leviticus.

Let me suggest this: Resolve to the Bible everyday. Be a Daily Bible Reader.

As a minister, I am not worried about where you are reading. “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God…” (2 Timothy 3:16). I am, however, worried that you read something everyday. God’s word is a “light to my feet” (Psalm 119:105). You cannot navigate the obstacles of life without the Bible anymore  than you can walk through dense woods without light. You must know God’s word.

Make your daily Bible reading a part of a daily devotional. Choose your time and place and do not fail to meet with God.

Reading the Bible through in a year, or even twice in a year is a fine goal. But it  is unattainable for many. Avoid the disappointment. Read the Bible every day!

What are your thoughts? Please share them with us in the comments section below.

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