29 December 2010

Great Spoil

Psalm 119:162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.

Now think about that statement.  Which is more exciting to you?  Getting in the word of God, or striking it rich?  Reading your Bible, or hitting the jackpot?  Gaining wisdom from the scriptures, or winning the lottery?  The Psalmist said he rejoiced at God’s word the same way another man would rejoice at finding great spoil. 

There have been times in my life when I’ve felt that way about my Bible reading.  What about you?  If not now, why not now? 

We’re coming up on a new year.  It’s a time when many people make resolutions, set goals, determine to do better at this thing or that (most of which is praiseworthy and hardly of any which actually comes to pass).

If you need to lose some weight (like the majority of us do), go ahead and lose some weight.  If you feel like you need to tone up, go ahead and set up that exercise routine.  If you need to do better with your finances, go ahead and rework that budget.  If you feel like you’re lacking in marketable skills, go ahead and sign up for that class. 

All of that’s great.  But even more importantly, why not determine to read through God’s word in the coming year?  Why not purpose to put time with the Lord at the top of your list?  Why not determine to start the day by feeding your soul with God’s truth?

It would be difficult to overemphasize the importance of daily Bible reading.  So whatever you do in the coming year, make sure you read God’s word. 

There are all kinds of Bible reading plans out there.  Click here for a quick Google search or download one of the 2 charts we made available at our church. 

52 week topical BR plan (here’s a cover to print on the reverse side of this plan if you’d like)