The Word of God is essential to our growth and development as Christians.
Yet how many Believers are reading the Word?
The latest statistic should make you sick.
Only 18% of adults actually read the Bible in America.
Of that group, only 37% actively study the Word for edification.
How does this disturbing statistic break down more specifically?
- 14% men.
- 22% women
- Millennials are the least engaged in the Bible.
- 29% black
- 17% white
- 15% Hispanic
Millennials have become more skeptical and hostile to the Bible, as well, deciding that God’s Word is not real, or even dangerous!
And yet, Jesus taught His disciples to see Himself in the word:
“Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.” (Luke 24: 25-27)
How can we better meet Jesus than to see Him in the Word, for Jesus our Savior is the Word made flesh:
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)
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