Recreational Bible Reading
by Randy Chambers, 2015-01-08
Psalm 1:1-3, NIV: Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
There are many ways we can approach our time in Godís Word. It can be seen as part of a quiet time discipline. It can be viewed as needed in order to be filled with things of God, or as a goal to read the Bible through in one year. Bible reading time may be approached as something to gain knowledge, transform oneís thinking, or to change oneís heart. But how many of us approach Godís Word with no specific expectations? How many of us read Godís Word recreationally? Consider a time when you wish to unwind and relax. What do you want to do? Do you read a magazine, or watch TV? Perhaps you might consider reading Godís Word instead. You should already be reading His Word as a part of your disciplines. But try sitting down with Godís Word without an agenda, an amount to read through, a specific purpose or plan. In so doing, you are open to whatever the Spirit would do. In so doing, you allow the Word of God to further become a part of you even within your time of recreation.