“How many of us have actually ever read through the Bible? We get bits and pieces of it, but never read through chapter-by-chapter.”
A layperson said this to me the other day. The more I think about it, the more upset I get. I get upset with myself for not reading Scripture devotionally as often as I should. But I get really upset with others if its true. Is it true? Are you all completely ignoring the Word of God to such an extent that your only exposure to it is the readings on Sundays and the bits and pieces and verses you might read in The Witness or the occasional Bible study you attend?
Seriously? You call it the Word of God, the eternal Truth, the Revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, the God-Man, you have multiple copies in your homes, and can buy more for mere pennies and you don’t take time to read through it? At all?
Again, we are all guilty here. If Scripture is what we say it is, we are neglectful, lazy sods. Do we take our faith and our identity that carelessly and thoughtlessly?
Of course we are never worthy to bear his name. Of course we do not make ourselves worthy by knowing His Word. But let us not loose the salvation we have been given through neglect. Do not tempt God with laziness.
You too, pastors.
You too, Hall.