How can I make my Bible reading more interesting?

You know you should spend more time in God’s Word. You believe that the Bible is God speaking to us and you can’t grow in your Christian faith without reading this Book. But your mind wanders when you do read it, and what you really want is to catch up on your Facebook page.

If you want to write a novel, you want it to be interesting to the reader by explaining the setting as well as the people in the story. We need to change our reading of the Bible to a study of it. Who did God inspire to write that section of His Word? Whom did he write it to, and why? A study Bible or a Bible commentary would be helpful. Also pray that God would help you in your study. Start with a daily 15 minute study of the book of Philippians. We know from the first verse that Paul wrote this letter to the church in Philippi. As you study the first chapter, you learn that Paul was in prison when he wrote Philippians. He did not know if he was going to be set free or be executed. Keep that in mind when you read verses like…

I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me. To live is Christ and to die is gain.

Philippians 1:20-21

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