How long has it been since you slowed down, sat down, turned off the television, and spent a bit of time reading the Bible?
You say you just don’t have the time? You’ll have to invent a better excuse that this one. Did you know an average reader can complete reading the entire Bible in just a year’s time, reading about fifteen minutes each day? In fact many books can be read in less than ten short minutes. Surely you can find a few minutes each day for the instruction and cultivation of your soul.
You say the Bible is “over your head” and thus too difficult to read and understand? Believe it or not, the average word in the Bible contains fewer than five letters. Most translations are written on about a fourth grade reading level. Heaven has designed this marvelous book so as to be available and understandable to all of us, educated or not. Isaiah wrote of the “way of holiness,” a way concerning which “the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err.” (Isaiah 35:8.) If “fools” (“simple, the unlearned,” Barnes) can grasp the clear message and meaning of the Bible, I’m sure you’ll be able to get something out of it.
You say you have no real interest? How could you not be interested in the world’s most reliable source of information regarding from whence you came, why you are here, and where – beyond this life – you are going? As “the word of God,” the Bible is “living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the separation of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and is able to judge the heart’s thoughts and intentions.” (Hebrews 4:12, McCord.) Who could envision a more interesting and invigorating book than this?
Yes, when was the last time you read your Bible?