How hard is it for people to find time for God daily? The answer is that it should be easy but isn’t for their different reasons. My friends, the Bible is one app or book away from reading. And because of technology, God has allowed us to access His divine resources from on high so easily. Unfortunately, many people have either forgotten about different Bible apps or either deleted them over time. This is very sad since what people have done instead is put other things in place of God and His Word. It is hard to believe that we as believers would treat the Bible like any other book and say, “oh, I’ve read the Bible before, I am good.” All this means is that the Bible has become underappreciated over time. Most likely the person did not find what they wanted in their reading and moved onto other things for their joy. Things like other books, TV Shows, movies, video games, surfing the web, including social media sites, YouTube, and tablet/phone apps and games. These all come to mind. Each one of those things I mentioned are time wasters, though sometimes people can glorify God in a few of those things I just mentioned. It is the Holy Spirit that will put those things on your heart each day when you pray and read the Bible.
So what does the Bible say about putting God first? We will get to this next. Jesus said, “lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” (Matthew 6:19-24) “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33) Now, you’ve heard me lecture on seeking God first, but will you listen to Jesus? Treasures are awaiting for those who put God first in their lives. There is also salvation to come to those true believers who love the Lord more than the things of this world.
Let us pray:
Lord, finding time for You is not a chore. It isn’t a hard thing to do, for You are my greatest delight. I am overjoyed every time that I can be in Your presence and be filled with Your wisdom and guidance. I love to learn from You, oh Lord. I cherish the fact that I have in my hands a phone, of which I can read the Bible so easily. It is so wonderful to use the technology in our time now for Your purposes and glory. I can still remember the days when I needed to open a physical book and find different chapters and verses in question. It wasn’t bad but only took longer. Thank You, God, for ushering into this generation an availability like no other for gaining access to knowledge from the Bible like no other time. There are Bible resources all over the web and in different smartphone apps, of which teach us so much more than we ever knew before. Lord, these resources are truly a blessing. But in all things, I pray that You will lead me in all things that are true. Keep my belief system in line with what is true and faithful. And help others in the same way. Give each one of us a renewed desire to get into Your Word, that Your Spirit may come into us also. I cherish the Bible. You are my God and I worship You. I love You. Amen.