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Read the Bible


To get on spiritually you need to know God better and to know God better you must spend time hearing what he has to say which means you need to read the Bible.  Although God can also speak directly to your heart, you need to know His written Word so you can judge whether God is speaking to you, or the enemy is trying to deceive you.  God will not love you more because you read the Bible. It's for your benefit, not required to make God love you. However, without reading the Bible, you will not grow spiritually, and you will be more easily deceived.


There are many very good reasons for reading the Bible, as I discuss in an episode of my radio show (The Good News Show) but often people come up with excuses: here are two common reasons why people give up reading the Bible.  One reason is that they tried to read the Bible but it didn’t make any sense, the words were difficult for them to understand. One solution is to read a modern English translation of the Bible that uses words that are more familiar to you such as the Contemporary English Version.  Another reason that people give up reading the Bible is that they get to a part of the Bible that talks about somebody who was the father of someone who was the father of someone else and it all seems about as exciting as reading the computer error messages. However, it can be fun and enlightening to spot the names you know in such lists and see if where there are in the list is significant.  And if all else fails you can simply skip the list and get on with the story.



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