Writing at The Blazing Center, Stephen Altrogge gives “5 Reasons to Read the Bible When You Feel Absolutely Nothing.” This is very good. Here is a taste:
God rewards those who seek him. Not those who feel him. Not those who get warm fuzzies or feel spiritual electricity coursing through their souls. When I read the Bible, I am expressing faith that God will reward me for seeking him. And (although this should be obvious), God will reward me for seeking him…
Reading God’s word is usually like planting seeds. I won’t see the fruit of it immediately, but eventually, that fruit will come forth. If you ever wonder why a particular Christian is so mature, it’s because they’ve spent many hours planting seeds in the soil of their heart…
As I sit on the couch, rubbing sleep from my eyes and gulping wake-up juice, God himself is talking to me. Glorious.
Here are Altrogge’s 5 reasons:
- It’s a way of acknowledging my dependence on God.
- God rewards those who seek him.
- Reading Scripture is primarily a planting activity.
- Because God did speak to me.
- God’s word protects me.
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