“Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.” (Psalm 119:18)
Someone asked me the other day if I really do read the Bible every day. I told them that, yes, I do read the Bible most days. (In fact, in this current phase of life I most of the time listen to it read from my Bible app on my iPhone in the car on the way to work.)
“Doesn’t it get a bit boring reading it over and over?” they asked.
I’m not going to lie. There are parts of the Old Testament that I find as dry as anyone else. But reading the same stories, the same psalms, the same teaching, that I’ve read twenty or thirty times before (or more), is something that I don’t find boring as such.
You see, I pray each time I read the Bible that God will remind me of things about himself, open my eyes to new things, wonderful truths that I may have forgotten, that will encourage me, strengthen my faith in him, and help me to fix my eyes on Jesus.
To me, the Bible is not so much a book about stuff. It’s a letter from a friend I dearly love.