January 22 – Scripture of the Day

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I remember reading the Bible for the first time, many years ago. I was new in faith, and one day the Lord spoke to me and told me that I needed to read the scriptures. The message struck me right between the eyes. I needed to do this.

I was telling a very good friend of mine that I wanted to read the Bible, and so he offered to meet with me each week and we read through the New Testament together.

I remember coming in week after week, excited, proclaiming “Do you know what’s in here?!?!? Do you know what this says?!?!” I was amazed at what wisdom was contained in the scriptures.

We shouldn’t be amazed, but if you haven’t read them, you will be.

It’s incredibly eye-opening to read the Bible for the first time. Or to re-read it after a long period away.

If you’ve never read the Bible, it may seem daunting. If nothing else, you can start by reading the entire Bible in 200 words. Once you’ve done that, start reading just a little bit at a time. Pray and ask God to show you what he wants you to know as you read.

Job 12:13 says “But true wisdom and power are found in God; counsel and understanding are his.”

There is no doubt this is true. And a great deal of the wisdom and power God has for our lives are in the scriptures.

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Today’s reading: Job 12:1-14:22
Tomorrow’s reading: Job 15:1-18:21

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