DAY 23: Meeting God through His word

Text: 2 Timothy 2:7

Memorize: Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your hearts to the Lord. Ephesians 5:19

Scriptures: Joshua 1:7-8; 2 Timothy 2:7; Deuteronomy 6:4-9;James 1:21-25;Luke 8:15;Colossians 3:16-17

As God’s Word, the Bible is to be engaged in a special way. It isn’t just a “happy thought for the day” or “rules to be memorized,” something we read to earn God’s favor, or a means to get the things we want. Scripture engagement is about meeting God. It is a relational process. When you come to Scriptures, are you meditating on them, letting them be on your heart, talking about them, letting them be planted in your life, looking at them intently, and retaining them? In short, when you read the Word of God, are you letting the Scriptures dwell in you? Talk to God about how you have been handling his Word. Below are a number of passages that teach us how we are to come to Scripture.

“Scripture engagement is interaction with the biblical text in a way that provides sufficient opportunity for the text to speak for itself by the power of the Holy Spirit, enabling readers and listeners to hear the voice of God and discover for themselves the unique claim Jesus Christ is making upon them.”

HYMN: MUST I GO, AND EMPTY-HANDED

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