Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Child-like Faith: Read Scriptures

Reading Scriptures doesn't seem like it would be a characteristic of a Child-like faith, but think about children. Do they have a "show me" kind of attitude? There is an innate curiosity in a child.

Our son Josh used to ask questions ALL THE TIME. And I mean, ALL THE TIME. Where are we going? What are we doing? What are you fixing for dinner? Where is Dad? When will he be back? On and on. He had an incredible curiosity.

Do you have that kind of curiosity about the Bible? Do I? Do we yearn to read what it says for ourselves? So often, we take other people's word for what the Bible says. It's possible that there are times when we aren't very energetic about open the book and reading the story for ourselves. We listen to the sermon, we listen to the Sunday school lesson, and we take it for fact. We lack that child-like curiosity to see for ourselves and to ask our own questions of the text.

God speaks to each of us differently through the scriptures. That's why it's called the living word. Get curious, and read it for yourself. I'll try to do the same.

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