Daily Inspiration - Monday, April 20, 2020
“So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts. But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.” 2 Peter 1:19-21
Some Bible teachers have suggested that we should read the Bible each time as if we have never read from its pages before. Easier said than done.
Passages from Scripture are entrenched in our culture and have been infused with certain imagery and emotions, an effect compounded if you grew up in church.
But the point is, behind the words of the Bible beats the heart of God, and we should strive to encounter His message and meaning in a fresh way every time we open our Bibles.
Maybe a good first step is to slow down. Emphasize small portions of Scripture rather than long passages. Go over the words more than once, even out loud. And let their meaning penetrate your heart.
The important thing is that if you've not established the regular practice of reading God's Word, get started! As you read, realize that God is speaking directly to you.
A. W. Tozer said this: “God's word in the Bible can have power only because it corresponds to God's word in the universe. It is the present Voice which makes the written Word all-powerful.”
Father, thank You for Your inspired Word. Give me grace and understanding to allow it deep into my life. I hunger and thirst after righteousness. Thank You for blessing me this day. In Jesus Name, I pray, Amen