Bible Reading for Busy People

Bible Reading for Busy People

Many people complain that they do not have time to read the Bible as much as they would like.

In Boston, Lydia Roberts provided readers of The Globe with this excellent summary of "How to Get Time to Read a Book":

1. Talk less.
2. Carry a book in your bag.
3. Put a book under your pillow at night; if you can't sleep, read.
4. Wake up 15 minutes earlier every morning and read.
5. Keep a book handy to pick up while in the kitchen, dressing, or on the telephone.
6. Have a book ready when meeting unpunctual people.
7. Take along your own book when going to the dentist, doctor, or lawyer. Why read their old magazines?
8. Keep an unread book in your car in case of traffic jams or a wait for repairs.
9. Never go on a journey without a book; you might not like your seatmate.
10. Remember that a book in the hand is worth two in the bookcase.

If a literary columnist can give such suggestions for those who are interested in reading the ephemeral titles that pass across the book counters, how much more is such advice valuable for a Christian and his Bible. If you are determined that you shall know the Scriptures, you will find the time. You will make it.

1. In what way does this illustration speak to the idea that, “man does not live on bread alone but every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4)?  
2. What are some ways you can incorporate this type of reading schedule into your day.
3. What hesitations do you have to doing something like this?