From Ben – 26 July 2015

This month is set aside in the church year as Bible month. The Bible Society has launched a new app to read bible bed time stories to 5-7 year olds. If you have children or grandchildren who fit that age group I encourage you to use it. Do not underestimate the value and necessity of reading the bible to children of all ages and also as a family. Sadly today Bible reading among families is becoming a thing of the past. Don’t let it happen in your family. If for some reason you have stopped doing this, may I encourage you to get an age appropriate Bible and start reading it with the family.

This is a good opportunity for you to re-evaluate your bible reading as well. Do you read God’s word daily? If not, why not look up a Bible reading program on line and start. There was an old saying that our grandmothers  used, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, I like to modify that and say, “a bible page a day keeps the devil away” As a young Christian I made a simple rule that helped me develop a disciplined bible reading program. I set the rule for myself that I would not feed my body unless I had first fed my soul on God’s word, ie. No reading, no eating! What about living by that rule too.

Note what Jesus said in Matt 4:4 Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.

I would gladly help or advise anyone on a bible reading programme.

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