Why We Read ?
- While Christians claim to believe the Bible is God's Word, Christians are NOT reading it.
- Why do we really need to read God’s Word?
- If we claim to believe in God but do not read His Word, what would be the consequence?
Encountering God at Exodus
- Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God.
- The people took their stand at the foot of the mountain. (Exodus 19)
- Ten Commandments were delivered to the people (Exodus 20)
- As God’s people, the Isralites should refrain from crafting an image of anything for worship
- The people did not just receive God’s instruction passively, but agreed to obey His Words and made a special covenant with God (Exodus 24)
Golden Calf Crisis
- When the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain, the people were impatient.
- In response to the complaints, an idol (golden calf) was made by Aaron.
- What the people had done was out of accord with both the first and the second commandments.
- In moments of uncertainty, the Isralites chose to worship a god of their own projection.
- When God’s people become indifferent to His Word, they are in danger of idolatry.
Worshiping a god of our own projection
- If we claim to believe in God but do not read His word, we are in danger of idolatry
- Because we may be worshiping a god of our own projection.
- It is only through His word that God reveals himself to us.
- Without God’s Word, we can claim that you love God.
- But it may be just a god of your own projection or imagination
If we claim to love God but not His word, we are in danger of idolatry
because we may be worshiping a god of our own projection.
What can we do?
- Turning Screen Time to Sacred Time
- a daily routine to read the Bible
- start with 20 minutes a day
- Adopt a Bible Reading Plan
- KEC - Entering Through the Veil
- start with the Gospel of Mark