Friday, January 14, 2011

Spurgeon on Bible Reading

I love this quote from Charles Spurgeon on Bible reading, which was written over 100 years ago, but could so easily have been written today:

"You know more about your ledgers than your Bible; you know more about your magazines and novels than what God has written; many of you will read a novel from the beginning to the end, and what have you got? A mouthful of foam when you are done. But you cannot read the Bible; that solid, lasting, substantial, and satisfying food goes uneaten, locked up in the cupboard of neglect; while anything that a man writes, a best seller of the day, is greedily devoured"
I don't know about you, but for me the whole Christmas period played havoc with my regular Bible reading. If the same is true for you, please can I encourage you to get into a good routine now we're into the New Year.
As last year I'm using a reading plan from the fabulous youversion Bible website, which you can also access from an iPhone, BlackBerry or Google Android phone. Whether you use that, Bible reading notes or or some other system, please have a plan and take responsibility for your own discipleship in 2011.

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