I recently bought a new game for my iPad.  It was a mini golf game.  After having it for a few weeks I began to realize it was addictive.  I find myself playing a few holes and then saying one more hole and I’ll quit.  After that hole I say it again.  Sometimes I find I myself saying it eight or nine times before I actually decide to quit.  Then I ask myself why I didn’t stop when I first said I would.

    When I try to read my Bible I find the opposite happens.  I decide I will read a few chapters and find that I sometimes stop after one.  Bible reading needs to become more addictive than mini golf.  Why can’t I read my three chapters and then say to myself just one more chapter.  Then find myself saying it eight or nine times and find that I actually read ten chapters when I only intended to read two or three.  In Psalms 119:11, Kind David said, “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (KJV)  How can we expect to hide His word in our hearts unless we continually read it?

Published by Ray Richards