The Lord spoke to Manasseh and to his people, but they paid no attention. (2 Chronicles 33:10)
One of the great blessings that we have in living in the year 2022 is the abundance of opportunity that we have to read and study the Word of God. There were centuries of Church history where the common man and woman in the pew didn’t have access to the Scriptures. Thankfully, by God’s grace, that’s not the case any longer.
We can purchase a Bible in many different stores. We can find it in drawers in hotel rooms. We can read it on our computers or even on our phones. And yet, despite the staggering availability of the Word of God it seems that Biblical literacy is at an all-time low. How can this be?
I believe it is because our natural tendency is to behave like Manasseh and his people. We have the Lord Himself communicating with us, but we are not paying attention.
Allow me to encourage you to devote yourselves this year to paying attention to the Word of God this year. As you prepare your resolutions, resolve to read through the entire Bible using our Bible Reading Plan. Not just to read the Bible, mind you, but to pay attention to it. The most important part of reading the Bible is to apply it to your life.
This year, Brothers and Sisters, pay attention to the Word of God