You may think this is an easy “yes or no” question. But do you really consider reading the Bible as listening to the very voice of God? The Bible gives clarity, faith, direction, conviction, purpose, and passion. Not reading the Bible or not giving our reading time the focus and respect God deserves demonstrates arrogance and independence from God. The Bible has the power to change our life, heart and relationships. When we are not experiencing change in our life, we need to ask ourselves the question “Do I read my Bible?”

Character Study

King Josiah

Resources

  • 2 Kings 22:18-19 (NIV)
  • Deuteronomy 8
  • Joshua 1:1-9
  • Psalm 19
  • Isaiah 55:9-11

Going Deeper

  1. What is the difference between reading the Bible out of duty and reading the Bible with heart?
  2. How does your heart respond to the Bible? Use adjectives to describe and explore why.
  3. How does responding to the Bible influence God to respond to you?