When Was The Last Time You Opened Your Bible? Did I hit you with an unexpected question? Well it may seem so.
Many of you will say “but I read my Daily Devotional and it contains some Bible passages, so am covered”.
Well not to bust your bubble or even raise an argument on that line. But sweetie, let me be plain and simple here, “Your Daily Devotional is not your Bible; that you have more than 5 Bible quotations per page and they are all written out in full for you, does not make your Daily Devotional become your Bible.”
Your Daily Devotional contains the Author’s personal opinion on certain verses or the Bible as they relate it to the topic at hand, thus in most cases, it does not cover even an entire chapter of the Bible.
Why do you need to read your Bible daily?
Authors are known to relate each verse to serve their purpose, thus it make be funny to say that a verse of the scriptures can be applied to suit so many situations.
Going back to verify that verse, reading up the entire chapter will always help you to understand the Author’s perspective on the subject matter.
Some Authors are known to misquote or paraphrase the scriptures to suit their Religious Doctrines, it will only take you reading the entire chapter to gain an insight on what the/your Bible is talking about, this you gain from reading and understanding what happened before that verse of the scriptures and after the same verse.
“Study to show thyself….” 2 Timothy 2:15. This is more of a Commandment, and not just mere words. If you refuse to study – do more research via the scriptures and other sources – Your Bible concordance, Books etc, you will end up believing all that is said on the Daily Devotional because it may be written by your “Best” Pastor, Head of your Church, or your Best Author.
Always remember that according to the Bible, on the last day, everyone will give personal account of their deeds.
If you don’t read your Bible often, you wouldn’t gain an Insight into what God wants to pass across to you.