Wednesday, 5 August 2009
What are you reading?
My bedside table is usually stacked up with a number of books. One of the last things I do in the evening is to spend time reading and I am one of those weird people that likes to read a number of books at the same time. Some of them I don't get to finish, but normally I get through most of them. This past week, the following books have been 'lying in wait':
Prayer: Does it make a difference? - Philip Yancey
SoulTsunami - Leonard Sweet
Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren
What on earth happened? - Christopher Lloyd
For you, Dad - Karen Moore
As much as I thoroughly enjoy reading books, there is no substitute for reading the Scriptures. Many of these books I read would not have any foundation if it weren't for the Golden Thread of Scripture.
Sadly, many Christians struggle to read the Bible, either through a fear of not understanding the Scriptures or through sheer laziness.In Matthew 22:31, Jesus asks the following question - "...have you not read what God said to you...?" Too many believers rely only on what their minister or pastor tells them and not on what the Bible says. In the 21st Century we have no excuse for not being able to read the Bible for ourselves - we have free access to the Word of God.
Deuteronomy 17:19 - "It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to revere the LORD his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees."
So what are you reading at the moment - I would love to know? If you have a moment please comment on this post or send me a email. Thanks.
Grace and Peace to you,