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Bible: Devotional reading

Devotional Reading

Here our intent is not so much to get through the Bible as to just spend time with God. As you read prayerfully, always be asking, What might God want to say to be based on this passage? It might be an example to follow, an attitude to avoid, a reason to praise.

When you read a passage of Scripture, stop and listen. Let God speak to you. Respond to Him in a divine conversation.

Some people call it "Praying the Scriptures." The Psalms are the songs and prayers by the Bible. You may find they provide the words that express what you feel about life and about God. As you read, you may find yourself saying, That's the way I feel.

God has revealed Himself to us in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Gospels reveal the kind of person Jesus was (and therefore what God is like). The Gospels and Epistles of the New Testament provide fertile soil for growing into His likeness.

More help in Christian meditation can be found on page 4 of A Bible Study Method. (Print it front and back on the same sheet for a folded brochure.)