By now I would imagine that you’ve finished making your list of resolutions for 2020. If your list is like mine, it tends to be a recycled one. Somehow we get the feeling that every January we’ll find a renewed dedication to doing things we know are in our best interest, but always seem to be unduly difficult to complete.
But I would also hope that there are some resolutions on your list that you repeat because having done them in previous years you come to appreciate their value going forward. One of those continual resolutions on my list is reading the Bible on a daily basis.
I’ve been reading the Bible for more years than I can remember. Yet, every time I commit myself to a disciplined study of God’s Word, I am staggered by how much I have missed in previous readings. Even the most familiar of passages always manages to offer up fresh insights, ones that steady my soul and guide my heart in good directions.
So, once again I look forward in 2020 to pouring over the Bible and gaining new insights on its signal truths. I anticipate being surprised by how certain passages speak in ways I have never heard them speak before and how other passages reinforce important lessons that I know I must never forget. I invite you to join me on such a journey. I promise you that it will be the most helpful exercise you could ever undertake and one you should most definitely approach with the greatest resolve.
“I have hidden Your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against You” (Psalm 119:11).