Day 10: WISDOM— Are You up to Listen?
'But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.’—James 3:17
('But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure'—James 3:17): Wisdom—Photo by Chris Lawton on Unsplash
1 in 5 Christians read their Bibles daily
Are you aware that research has shown that only one Australian Christian in five read their Bibles on a daily basis.
I have no proof of this, but if the question was, ‘Have you read your Bible, cover to cover, the response would be even lower.
Why is that?
Here’s a few reasons you’ve probably heard of before;
Some parts of the Old Testament are boring.
I don’t have time.
I’m not a good reader.
I find it difficult to understand.
I’m sure you can think of a few more.
If the Bible is the inspired Word of God
If we agree that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, why don’t we take the time to find out what God has to say?
There have been times in my life when I have put my Bible aside and never read. I’ve used those excuses and my Christian life suffered.
Around eight years ago I discovered a simple and elegant way to integrate the Scriptures into my daily routine, and it didn’t involve reading the Bible. I had someone do that for me, while I listened, and drove to work!
I still have my daily quiet time, when I read the Scriptures, journal and pray, but now I have a bonus. I listen to the Bible, cover to cover, every day for 365 days.
Let me tell you a story
It began as a challenge. I was looking for an audio version of the Bible, but I didn’t want a dramatised version. I wanted the straight scriptures.
What I got was free and I didn’t need CD’s, it was downloadable as a podcast.
What was the harm in checking out the ‘Daily Audio Bible’(DAB).
Give it a go!
I gave it a go for a month, and got hooked. Characters that were once distant and unknown took on new meaning. I can now say the I’ve listened to the Bible cover to cover, including the boring bits, for eight straight years. Every January 1 we start over and meet familiar friends all over again … and I love it.
It has change my life! And I do it driving to work! No wasted time. I plug my iPhone into the car radio turn up the volume and listen to the Word of God.
What a great way to start the day. Traffic Jams don’t effect me the same way they use to either!
About the Daily Audio Bible
Brian Hardin is the founder and voice of the Daily Audio Bible. Here’s a little of Brian's story:
“Accomplished recording producer Brian Hardin experienced a mediocre Christian faith until one day, he purposed to read the Bible daily. His resolve led to the start of the Daily Audio Bible, which after ten years has had more than 80 million downloads and feeds hundreds of thousands of listeners each day. He is the author of Passages: How Reading The Bible In A Year Will Change Everything For you (Zondervan) and Reframe: From The God We’ve Made…To God With Us (NavPress) He was also the general editor for the NIV Passages Bible (Zondervan)”
Impact your walk with God … daily
If there was only one thing I would strongly recommend that would impact your walk with God, it would be to subscribe to the DAB podcast.
The DAB App can be downloaded onto either Apple or Android hardware
Proverbs 90:10 states that; 'The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.'
So if you’re you’re looking for a convenient way to grow in Wisdom and Understanding. Download the App, and start listening today … while you drive to work … or school :-)
Try it for a month. Odds on, you won’t be the same person in March, that you were in February.
Download the Daily Audio App and start listening. Click here 'The Bible read fresh every day'.
Begin with today’s podcast. You can always catch up on previous podcasts later … but start today. No excuses!
Start with an expectant spirit. Start with this question, 'Father have you anything to say to me?’ Then be still and listen.
Do it for a month. Odds on, you won’t be the same person in March, that you were in February.
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