Bible Reading Plans - Reading This Will Change Your Life
If you want to learn more about the most incredible book in the world then you're in the right place. After you've finished with this article you will have a more in depth understanding of the Bible which may be sitting unread on your shelf unread at this very moment. Specifically in this article, I'll be covering what the Bible is, or rather 'who' it is. It may seem incredible, but the Bible is 'alive and active, sharper than any two-edged sword. The living words plunge deep within our being as we prayerfully read the Bible and as a consequence, it often challenges us to change, to think differently, and above all, to act more lovingly. With a bit of a play on ancient Ecclesiastes, we need to identify that different parts of the Bible are relevant for different times in our lives - to cater to plan different moods, varying situations, unique problems, and cherished opportunities. This is not to say that reading the Bible through the year, or following a purposeful Bible Reading Plan is the wrong thing to do; far from it. A Bible Reading Plans is suitable, and commendable, for every Christian. It's astonishing to realize that God's Word in the Bible is none other than a person; the Word of God who took on human flesh over 2000 years ago and was named with the name 'above all names, Jesus Christ. Word of God had co-existed from all eternity with God the Father and with the personification of their love, the Holy Spirit. One God in three persons. This Trinity of love, this awesome and mysterious union of three persons, is a community of perfect, never-endinglife-giving love. It is our goal in life to be happy and this happiness is found when we are caught up and share in the amazing and life giving love of this Trinity of three persons, who comprise the one true God. We are called to live an abundant life of love and service on earth and hereafter in Heaven, it is a great future if we realize our calling and aim to live up to it. When the Word of God took on human flesh, through Mary, his mother, and was born as a man on earth, Jesus remained God at the same time, his divinity was miraculously united with his humanity in the flesh, this is called the hypostatic union. St Jerome, a famous Bible scholar, cautions us that 'ignorance of the Bible is ignorance of Christ' that is, ignorance of love personified in Jesus, is ignorance of the path and ways to true happiness and freedom of soul. In a nutshell, by reading and studying the Bible we are spiritually fed and rejuvenated. 'We are what we eat and also spiritually, 'we are what we read', our bodies need food, yes, but if we don't feed our souls, they can starve too. This just makes us feel restless and empty in our hearts no matter how much we give in to cravings. All we need to do is to turn the switch on and let Christ's light into our hearts by reading God's living word. Even a short period of reading the Bible satisfies a deep need in us for communing with the Lord who created us. It's like filling an internal hole we often aren't even aware of. The Bible is a treasure chest of wisdom and a powerhouse of grace to obtain this freedom. It is truly a gold mine. Just because Bibles are so available and cheap doesn't mean that they aren't priceless in the right hands! There are many Bible translations to choose from but I prefer the Amplified Bible as it brings the words to life for me and is a more modern translation that flows well.