Read Romans 4:1-4; 15-17. Are you into exercise? Since the beginning of the New Year, I have started going to the gym again, after an absence of a few years. I can’t say I ever wake up thinking, “Oh great! I get to exercise today”! To be honest, the only think I find “great” at six o’clock in the morning is a mug of coffee! But I do know that I need physical exercise.
Whilst we are saved by God through faith alone, we also know we need spiritual exercise too. There are things we can do to help strengthen our faith. We are going to look at four of them during the rest of this week.
The first is to study the Bible. You can’t strengthen your faith simply by listening to someone else preach from the Bible. You must study the Bible for yourself.
The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It’s the source of truth and wisdom. Spending just a few minutes in it every day will strengthen your faith. When we read small portions of the Bible at a time, our minds are more prepared for deeper understanding – and we’re less likely to be distracted by life’s daily distractions that come between us and God’s Word (like Facebook).
God wants you to know his Word so that it can strengthen your faith, transform your life, and keep you strong during difficult circumstances.
Think It Over
Think about the following:
• How can you make studying your Bible more engaging?