Engage the Bible - Forward with Back to the Bible - May 25

Engage the Bible

Read Matthew 7:24

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”


Why is it important to respond to God’s Word—putting what He says into practice?

I believe what the Bible says about itself: “For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does” (Psalm 32:4). And the man once known as our nation’s pastor helped me to keep the right perspective. Dr. Billy Graham said this about God’s Word: “The Bible is old; yet it is ever new. It is the most modern book in the world today.” This ancient Book is far from out-of-date, and to all who read and love the Bible, it is relevant for our generation.

I believe that being in God’s Word daily and consistently—at least four or more times a week—and putting His teachings and commandments into practice can make a difference in the way I connect with God. While this may sound a bit simplistic, it all boils down to two simple principles:

I need to stop merely reading the Bible and start engaging it: This means pondering what God says, chewing on His Word, and savoring His truths. It’s essential that I receive, reflect on, and respond to God’s Word consistently.

I need to pay close attention to the frequency of Bible engagement: Specifically, engaging Scripture four or more times per week makes the biggest difference. Why? The more I spend time with someone, the closer we become. It’s the same way with God.


Lord, help me to grow closer to You. Help me to engage Your Word daily. Amen.

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