Introduction: Devotion 3
“I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.” – Psalm 119:10
With all this talk about reading the Bible, let’s make a few things clear: reading the Bible won’t make God love you more. Reading the Bible doesn’t automatically make you a higher grade of Christian. Reading the Bible doesn’t necessarily make you a good person. It’s true. You see, your motivation for reading the Bible counts. A lot.
God wants you to enjoy meeting Him in the pages of His Word. He doesn’t want it to be a chore, or something you check off your list of things “good Christians” do. He wants it to be something you look forward to in relationship with Him.
Consistently learning about God and His ways through reading His Word will lead you to live a life of faith that more closely resembles God. The Bible is vital to your faith. It’s the foundation of your daily life as a Christ-follower. But God wants you to WANT to read it. Your motivations for your actions are just as important as the action itself.
If you’re struggling in this area, say a prayer that God would work on your heart, leading you to have an attitude like David’s, where you seek God with all your heart through meeting Him in the pages of His Word.