Posts tagged how to read the bible
When the Bible is Hard to Understand- How to Power Through

The microwave has ruined us. 

Seriously.

I’m showing a little of my age right now, but stay with me.

When my mom was growing up, they didn’t have electricity. My grandmother, with seven children, washed the laundry over a wash basin. And, she cooked. From scratch.

By the time I was a kid, from scratch cooking wasn’t really a ‘thing.’ The microwave cooked waaaaaaaay faster and was waaaaaaay easier. 

That line of thinking, faster and easier, permeated the thought process of society. And it has done nothing but gotten worse.

If a website doesn’t load in less than two seconds, it’s considered slow.

Raise your hand if you’ve clicked on a link, and when it didn’t open instantly, you clicked away and were off to the next one.

Raising my hand.

We’re all guilty. 

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Making Time to Read the Bible- Especially When You're Busy

Can we be real for a moment?

Like, for real, real?

You know as well as I do we make time for the things we want to make time for. End of story.

When we’re not reading the Bible and spending time with God, it’s a symptom of a larger problem.

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Bible Context 101- Your Comprehensive Guide to Better Understanding Scripture

If you’ve been around our blog before, you probably already know I have a passion for reading the Bible. There’s nothing more transformative than being in God’s Word. 

That certainly wasn’t always the case. 

For the longest time, I would read and not understand a single thing I had just read. To say I was frustrated was an understatement. 

Maybe that’s where you are today. 

You want to read the Bible and grow in your faith, but you’re overwhelmed with life, and the last thing you want to do is add another thing to your to-do list. Especially something that leaves you feeling dumb.

The Bible is simple, but it isn’t easy. 

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How to Start Reading and Understanding the Bible

The Bible.

It's a big book.

Big in its literal as well as figurative sense.

Have you ever sat down to read it only to realize you have NO. IDEA. where to start?

You're certainly not alone.

Several years ago, coming from many years as a wayward saint, I felt compelled to start reading the Bible again. I wasn't excited about it. I just knew I needed to read it. 

I wasn't excited about reading it because I had tried many, many, maaannnny times in the past. To be honest, I didn't understand much of it at all. 

I don't know about you, but I'm not a big fan of feeling stupid. And quite frankly, when I read the Bible and didn't understand it, I felt stupid.

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