A Hunger For the Word

The other day someone on Facebook shared the picture that is included in this post. Typically, I don’t pay much attention to the pictures shared on Facebook; however, this particular one noted a rather important message, namely inquiring what would happen if people had the same focus on Scripture as they do with their smart phones or other electronic devices. While many will perhaps nod their head at the wisdom found in the questions posed in this picture, I submit the truth of these questions will not travel the necessary twelve inches from head to heart. So let’s engage for just a bit on why we need to be devoted to God’s Word and how such devotion impacts all of life. Far too many believers view the word theology as the purview of only the pastor, the bible scholar or people with too much time on their hands and far too many books in their collection. Understanding or having a passion for the things of God, a passion and study firmly rooted in Scripture, is frankly a very neglected part of the Christian’s walk these days. You might find people still carrying their bibles to church, although many churches provide a pew bible or post scriptures on screens, making it “easier” for the parishioners to follow the sermon. Ultimately, most churchgoers’ interaction with Scripture is relegated to the hour...

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