Wednesday, January 2, 2013

How Not to Read the Bible in 2013

Monday I encouraged everyone to read through the Bible in 2013. However, there's reading and then there's reading.

Matt Smethurst (via Peter Cockrell) tells us how NOT to read the Bible.
When it comes to daily (or not-so-daily) Bible reading, January 1 can be a welcome arrival. A new year signals a new start. You’re motivated to freshly commit to what you know is of indispensable importance: the Word of God.
Yet this isn’t the first time you’ve felt this way. You were entertaining pretty similar thoughts 365 days ago. And 365 days before that. And 365 days . . . you know how it goes.
So what’s going to make 2013 different? What, under God, will keep you plodding along in April this year when staying power has generally vanished in Aprils of yore? From one stumbling pilgrim to another, here are five suggestions for what not to do in 2013....
Read it all at the link.