Billy Graham: The Bible is a Blessing, Not a Burden


Christians should read their Bible with enthusiasm, seeing it as an opportunity to become closer to God, the Rev. Billy Graham wrote.

Graham was responding to a question on the Kansas City Star blog, calling on believers to approach their Bible reading as a blessing, rather than a curse.

The evangelist admits that while the Bible can be a dauntingly large book to tackle, it is also full of infinite wisdom and meaning.

“[…] [J]ust because we can’t understand everything about it doesn’t mean we can’t understand something. Set aside time every day to pray and read your Bible, even if it’s only a few verses,” the preacher writes.

Graham suggests that a beginner Bible reader start with reading Psalms, Proverbs or the Gospels, as these sections are easily applied to life.

Along with reading the Bible, Christians can pursue other routes for learning more about the Word of God, including attending church, listening to Christian radio stations and studying the Holy Book with friends. Most importantly, Christians need to ask God to help them apply the Bible to their life.

“The Bible is God’s written Word, and through it we come to know Christ and his will for our lives. Don’t be content with a second-hand faith, but make certain of your commitment to Jesus Christ,” the evangelical leader writes.

Graham concludes his message with 2 Peter 3:18: “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Katherine Weber

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