What’s the mist recent tech toy you have bought? Whether it’s an ipad or cell phone most likely it came with a owners manual. These manuals can be a huge help when you are learning a new skill on your new toy. They can give you insight and make things attainable. They can help you setup your email or your voice mail. You can read them from beginning to end. You can even memorize parts or photo copy pages to keep around for a quick reference. But in the end the manual can not send an email or make a call for you. The manual is used to point to the device. It’s there to guide you and help you along the way. The Bible is our owners manual, use it but make sure we connect with what it points to. God is asking for a relationship. A relationship people!
Act on what you get out of your bible. It needs to drive you to contemplation and prayer. The more you get into the word the more you should be driven to relating with the one who inspired it.
I recommend daily reading and contemplating. I also recommend You Version, it’s a website and you can get an app for most data devices as well. A friend of mine (Randy Bohlender) challenged myself and a group of guys to do one of You Version’s reading plans. We chose to do the New Testament in 30 days. I did it 12 months in a row using a different version each time. It was a awesome means to know the manual. We also setup a Facebook group to post insight and ask questions. I really enjoyed the iron sharpening iron.
Get to know your manual and get to know your God on a relationship level.