2 Reasons Why its Hard to Listen to the Bible
Bible's gather dust as dogs attract fleas.
It is so simple for God's Word to be forgotten, ignored, or just dismissed; even despite a heart's fine intentions that was once comfortable in devotion.
There is no surprise that two unseen enemies lurk. They seek to claim your time and your mind from devotion:
- Satan, the great deceiver denies The Bible's value. He seeks to hinder, distract and confuse those who would open the pages of Scripture in stillness, silence and solitude. He will ask 'is this really worth the effort'? He then suggests 'there are far more pressing things to do'.
- The Tree of Knowledge runs block on truth too. It questions, disagrees and then contradicts God's Word, that the reader may be lost to Heaven eternally and its joys upon earth.
Expect then that The Bible maybe difficult to pick up and to remain focussed upon. This occurs from no paucity of its own.
The disciple's spirit is exclusively challenged by the Tree of Knowledge to avoid the Tree of Life (the Bible).
Countless reasons will quickly arise to block even a moment of devotion. Each reason (as legitimate as it is immediate) is informed by these two enemies.
BUT to resist now and ...
listen to the Word is salve for this day, and then PERFECT life with The Word forever.
For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living Word of God. ~ 1 Peter 1:23
Are not the greatest in devoted faith children? They have little or no reason to doubt Jesus, stop singing or cease praying?
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