• “Lord, may no gift of yours ever take Your place in my heart. Help me to hold them lightly in an open palm, that the supreme object of my desire may always be You and You alone. Purify my heart.” – Elisabeth Elliot

Random Reading by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 04/13/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: What would happen if you randomly pulled things out of the refrigerator at lunchtime?

“What kind of sandwich are you eating?!”

“Looks like I’ve got some jelly, mustard, whipped cream, uh . . . something from a green container. Want a bite?”

“YUK!”

Nancy: As crazy as that sounds, we can take a similar approach when it comes to reading the Bible.

“Well, let’s see. This is as good a spot as any. ‘And the foreigners who join themselves to the LORD . . .’”

Nancy: If we take parts of the Scripture out of context, we could miss the meaning altogether. We need to read systematically. Verses make sense in light of chapters. Chapters make sense in light of whole books.

If you’re not in the habit of reading systematically, could I encourage you to choose one book of the Bible? Read it through to understand the big picture. Then carefully study it, and savor the details that you find.

 

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