Pastors tell the congregation to study your Bible every day. I feel like it is a politically correct thing to say. How detrimental is it to read our Bible every day? On the one hand, I can read my Bible every day by just opening the book reading the first verse I see. On the contrary, studying my Bible every day takes concentration and patience.
I try to follow my pastor’s teaching by reading the verse of the day on my bible app and reading my daily bread. It is not an in-depth study, but it is something to last me throughout the day like a Snickers when I get hungry.
You will often hear your pastor tell you to study your Bible every day, and that can discourage you because studying is described as at least an hour of concentration, prayer, and patience like how you study for a college course.
Most of us have busy lives where we wake up in the morning, do our hygiene, eat breakfast, and out the door for work. Of course, we can study the Bible after work, but it is important to me to start my day with the Word of God and my mornings are busy. So, I read the daily bread which is a short study of the Word, which is enough to sustain me throughout the day. If I don’t have time to study at home, then I at least can study with fellow Christians by attending church three times a week. That is midweek Bible study and Sunday school and Sunday service.
There’s no need to feel like a horrible Christian just because you cannot study the Bible every day. Reading a verse or making a list of some of your favorite verses and reading them throughout the day is good too. If you don’t have time to eat a full breakfast every morning, then a quick banana and coffee can sustain you until lunch. Therefore, a quick read of the Bible can sustain you until you can set a time out to study or attend church.