You know when you go to the doctor you have to sit in one of those little rooms in the doctor's office. What do you do for the half hour you wait? I read all the material they have plastered on the wall.
I get info about clogged arteries. I wonder about my own. Is that good old blood flowing smoothly or is it like sludge?
I read about why patients have to wait so long for their doctor. Personally, I think it may be because they take more patients than they can handle in the time allotted each day. But, what do I know?
I read about the symptoms of Alzheimer's. Since I've been forgetful since childhood, I'm not sure if I have a problem or not.
Next I read about ADHD. The poster had a list of about five questions you were to answer to determine if you might have the problem. I said yes to four of the five. There were other questions below that. I answered yes to all of them. Questions such as, Do you have trouble being on time? Do you have trouble staying organized? Do you forget things? Do you have trouble concentrating on one thing for long? This is my life!
Reading posters in doctor's offices can be helpful. You may realize there is something wrong in your body and be able to find help to cure it.
Reading the Bible does that, too. It helps you find areas of your life that need to be surrendered to God. Areas that you are in disobedience to God. Areas that you had no idea were not consistent with being a believer.
You can get by without reading posters on the doctor's wall but I don't recommend omitting reading the Bible. It's not only the place you diagnose symptoms, it's the place you get to know God better. That is really the main reason for reading it!
How much time are you spending getting to know God better?
Hoping I read the Bible more than I read other things, Gloria