A professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary shares five guidelines that have helped him read the Bible, encouraging his readers to make the best use of their time and gain the most from their reading of God’s word in the New Year.
In the first point, “Commit yourself to consistent Bible reading,” Dr. Bruce Ware, former Chairman of the Department of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, stresses on the need to have a regular time in God’s word for it to have an impact.
Consistency is needed because the Bible “is the main instrument God has provided his people to know his character, to know his plans and purposes, to know his work in creation and redemption, to know ourselves, and to know how we are to live before him and others,” he writes in a post on the desiringGod website, posted Jan. 1.
It’s okay to have a few pauses in an otherwise consistent Bible reading plan due to some emergencies, but what should be avoided is reading of the Bible only when convenient, Ware says.
In point two, the authors says we need to engage in both fast-paced and slow-paced reading.
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