Last night was the end of the "Understand : Making Sense of the Bible" series. We talked about talked about a third question to ask when reading the Bible, "What is my response?" (Here is the first and second questions.) To me, this is a better question than "What should I do?" because it helps us think more than just actions we should take. Sometimes our response should be be grateful, have joy, or even rest. These are things we should do, even though they aren't the typical things that come to mind when we think of what God wants us to do. So I think the question, "What is my response?" helps us to consider more our lives than just actions.
As we've been going through the series I've been challenging you to read the same four passages each week. Hopefully this helped ease you into asking the questions we've talked about. But now that we're finished, you might think, "What do I read now?" Great question. I would suggest to you finding a reading plan. There are two types of reading plans: ones that takes you though a topic (anger, joy, self-control, etc) and ones that take you through a book (Genesis, Matthew, Romans, etc.) from start to finish. If you read though the Bible regularly, you'll probably end up doing both. Let me recommend a couple of resources to get you started.
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