Thursday, October 12 – Joshua 8:34

Oct 11, 2023

Then afterward he read all the words of the Law, the blessing and the curse, according to everything that is written in the Book of the Law.

 

Have you ever established a workout routine? Some exercises are easier than others, but if we only ever did the exercises we liked, we would only build muscle in that one area. Similarly, some passages of Scripture we find easy to read while others are more difficult. If we are not careful, we start to spend time reading only the parts of the Word we enjoy but neglect the ones that are more challenging or convicting. When the Israelites came to hear the Word together, they read the fullness of the law, not just the parts that they preferred. They read the blessings and the curses. When we anchor ourselves in the fullness of God’s Word, we start to see the fullness of who He is. He is a merciful God and a just God; He is a gracious God and a perfect God.

 

In a world of Google searches and quick answers, it is hard to take the time to read and submit to the entirety of God’s Word. Instead, we are prone to pick what feels most applicable to us. But when we seek who God is in all of Scripture, He reveals Himself in a deep way. Imagine you made a friend but only asked that person surface-level questions. You never asked about the hard points of his or her life or the things he or she had overcome. Would you truly know that person? What would you miss because you only asked the easy questions? God has given us the entirety of His Word to know Him! Knowing Him deeper is too precious of an opportunity to pass up.

 

  • What areas of Scripture are most difficult for you to read?
  • Who do you talk to when you wrestle with difficult passages of Scripture?
  • Pray and ask God to help you seek and find Him in every part of His Word.
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