Most Christians are regularly reading their Bible, right? Wrong!
Forget the polls and what they tell you. Ask your Christian brother or sister what they read in the bible today. The reality is that, for many Christians, they are far more up to date with their cable and tv programs than their Bible.
Here is a thought as to why some at least, are not reading the word of God regularly.
First, most don't regard the Bible as spiritual food that must be eaten daily, and they are starving themselves to death!
Secondly, most don't have a plan, and they give up quickly, for they are opening up a complex variety of literature, divinely inspired as it is, and it can chase away those who are not ready to be persistent.
Thirdly, GOD'S WORD, THE BIBLE IS DISTURBING TO THE READER! GOD'S WORD CONFRONTS OUR SIN, CHALLENGES US TO CHANGE, SHOWS US OUR SHORTCOMINGS, DECLARES THE NEED FOR A SOBER MINDED APPROACH TO LIFE, ETC... GOD'S WORD IS TRULY DISTURBING.
But here is a great reminder. Jesus knows the struggle of man. He knows how much we need to change, how much we fall short, how much help we need. Jesus died that we might not run from God or His word, but approach God's word with the full assurance of grace and kindness from our God. Jesus paid for all that would condemn us. We can come to God's word and hear from God our Father all that might seem disturbing. God speaks to us the hard stuff because He loves us and wants to transform us into the image of Christ.
So, pick up and read, pick up and read. When the Word of God sings or stings, ask God to help you, rejoice in Christ, and thank God for His desire to make known to us His ways.
God speaks to us for our good, for our happiness, for our encouragement.