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No time to read? How about Bible listening?

(Excerpts from Dave Stratton's article in Woodhaven's Jan. 2017 newsletter.) No time to read? Try some Bible listening in 2017!

...through biblegateway.com, I can listen to the [NIV] Bible for free on my smartphone, tablet or laptop. I poked around the webpage a little more and discovered that several other Bible versions, including the ESV, HCSB, NASB, The Message and the KJV, are also available in an audio format.

I bring this up because every year I devote my January column to the discipline of Bible reading. I have, over the years, outlined one method or another to encourage regular reading of the Scriptures, particularly reading through the entire Bible each year. But this might be a practice that is difficult for you for a variety of reasons. For those in this camp, how about Bible listening?

It used to be that listening to audio versions of the Bible required a substantial investment. But now, through web pages like biblegateway.com, anybody with access to the Internet can listen to the Bible for free. Years ago, I was bothered by how many classic works of literature I had never read. Then one day I was at the public library and I saw that there were copies of Moby Dick, Huckleberry Finn, etc., available on CD. I decided, in my driving, to give up sports radio for a while and listen instead to classic books on CD. What shocked me was how quickly I would finish listening to a book.... within a few months, I had exhausted the collection of classic books on CD available at my local public library.

What I’m getting at is that those who have difficulty finding time to read the Bible as much as they would like may have the time to listen to the Bible while driving or while exercising or doing some other activity that allows listening, be it through car speakers or headphones. Whether through listening or reading, I hope you find some method that works for you in absorbing the biblical message. After all, “all scripture is God-breathed” (2 Timothy 3:16).

We could all use some God-breathed words on a regular basis to help us through 2017, right?

Your brother, Dave