1 Timothy 1:9-14
I’m guilty. Too often, when I read the Bible, I don’t stop to think about what I’m reading, to really digest the text, to stop and let it settle in, to really consider the message that it is.
Verses like this one in 1st Timothy make me want to go slow, and take in every word.
“He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher. That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day.
Take time to read The Word, and be OK with it taking time. It’s worth it.