8. Paul predicted you wouldn’t read it.
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“For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions. (2 Timothy 4:3)
Okay, The Apostle Paul didn’t predict you wouldn’t read it. But he predicted many would find more entertaining alternatives.
One reason to read the Bible - Faith Restarts
Moses instructed families to teach the law to their families every day. But he knew that everyone needs a fresh restart now and then.
That's why he instructed the Israelites to read the entire book of the law to the entire congregation every seven years.
Joshua triggered a restart reading as soon as they crossed the Jordan River. (Joshua 8) King Josiah ordered a restart when the dust-covered book of the law was discovered in the temple. (2 Kings 22) Ezra and Nehemiah instituted some restart reading sessions when they rebuilt the temple and the walls. (Nehemiah 8)
We all need faith restarts - fresh opportunities to recharge our faith batteries.
With my own family, with friends and their families, and in churches, I’ve helped people recharge their faith and rediscover the wonder of the Bible… by reading it!
But with a few twists and some guidance.
Once again, we’re power-reading through the entire Bible in 60 days! It's possible, rewarding, and surprising.
This is not Bible study, it's Bible reading.
We begin June 5th. I'll guide you through a big-picture, edge-to-edge reading with daily insights and a proven plan.
This isn't one of those challenges where I throw out a big goal and walk away. I'm with you daily for 60 days, to help you stay on course, and enjoy the journey.
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Jeff Anderson speaks and writes about walking with God and leading your family into deeply rooted faith. He’s the author of two books, Plastic Donuts and Divine Applause (Multnomah/Random House). www.JeffAndersonAuthor.com
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