The Scriptures declare (I paraphrase) in Psalms 119:11,

Your word I have hidden in my heart that I might not sin against thee.

Ultimately it is not time spent reading the word that counts. Rather, it is what we do with the word that counts. Given we need to hear or read the word in order to store it in our hearts, reading is a means to an end not an end in of itself.

At the end of the day, the Bible serves to bring us to Christ not become an idol in our lives.

Jesus Himself declares (I paraphrase) in John 5:39,

You search the Scriptures because you think in them you find eternal life, and these are the words which testify of me, yet you refuse to come to me so you can have life.

The most important thing is that we desire to and make time to commune with Father, Son, and Holy Spirit at start of our day. Then rejoice in the fact that we are in Jehovah’s presence all day, which we are even when we do not make time. When we do not make time we may lose the reality of His presence though we remain in His presence (I assume absence of known intentional sin).

Reading the Bible ultimately is about knowing Jesus better and rejoicing in great salvation that is ours in Jesus Christ.

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Educator and Researcher, Believer in Spirituality, Life is serious business, but we all are pilgrims so I write about important stuff with empathy and ethos

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