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Friday, January 1, 2016

Why Should I Read the Bible Through?

By now many of you know that I have really been pushing people to read through the Bible. There is some reason to this madness! I cannot, in good faith, publish a blog titled Daily Wisdom Tidbit without acknowledging who is the true wisdom, Jesus Christ; and where you can find him.

The real blogger of wisdom is Jesus and the name of his blog is the Bible.

The little poem below sums up why you should read through the Bible.

When I Read the Bible Through

by Amos R. Wells

I supposed I knew my Bible

    Reading piecemeal, hit and miss,
Now a bit of John or Matthew,
    Now a snatch of Genesis,
Certain chapters of Isaiah
    Certain Psalms (the twenty-third);
Twelfth of Romans, First of Proverbs
    Yes, I thought I knew the Word;
But I found that thorough reading
    Was a different thing to do,
And the way was unfamiliar
    When I read the Bible through.

Oh, the massive, mighty volume!

    Oh, the treasures manifold!
Oh, the beauty of the wisdom
    And the grace it proved to hold!
As the story of the Hebrews
    Swept in majesty along,
As it leaped in waves prophetic,
    As it burst to sacred song,
As it gleamed with Christly omens,
    The Old Testament was new,
Strong with cumulative power,
    When I read the Bible through.

Ah! Imperial Jeremiah,

    With his keen, coruscant mind;
And the blunt old Nehemiah,
    And Ezekiel refined!
Newly came the song idyllic,
    And the tragedy of Job;
Deuteronomy, the regal,
    To a towering mountain grew,
With its comrade peaks around it
    When I read the Bible through.

What a radiant procession

    As the pages rise and fall,
James the sturdy, John the tender
    Oh, the myriad-minded Paul!
Vast apocalyptic glories
    Wheel and thunder, flash and flame,
While the church triumphant raises
    One incomparable name.
Ah, the story of the Saviour
    Never glows supremely true
Till you read it whole and swiftly,
    Till you read the Bible through.

You who like to play at Bible,

    Dip and dabble, here and there,
Just before you kneel, aweary,
    And yawn thro' a hurried prayer;
You who treat the Crown of Writings
    As you treat no other book
Just a paragraph disjointed,
    Just a crude, impatient look
Try a worthier procedure,
    Try a broad and steady view;
You will kneel in very rapture
    When you read the Bible through.

Give yourself a gift of encouragement and inspiration or give a friend a gift of encouragement and wisdom. Check out For His Glory: A Kaleidoscope of Wisdom and take a peek inside. Also available for Kindle

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