A seven year old boy grabbed the Bible one day from the library table in his home and asked, “Is this God’s Book, Mother?” “Certainly It is,” was her reply. “Well,” continued the boy, “don’t you think we might as well send It back to God? We don’t use It here, do we?”
Hopefully that’s not the case in your home but if it is, it’s never too late to begin reading and listening to God’s Word. Why? Because it’s like fresh bread for your soul. John 6:35 says, “Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that comes to me shall never hunger; and he that believes on me shall never thirst”. If you’re feeling a little empty, try feasting on His Word.
Here’s 3 good reasons why you should get in the habit of consistently reading the Bible:
1. Read, John 8:31-32 “Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
2. Read Joshua 1:8 “Don’t stop reading this book of the Law, but day and night think of what it says, so you can be careful to do everything written in it; then you will prosper and succeed”.
3. Read Acts 20:32 “And now I entrust you to God and his care and to his wonderful words that are able to build your faith and give you all the inheritance of those who are set apart for himself.
Thanks to modern technology you can now download the entire Bible to your favorite mp3 player, (ipod, iphone, palm, blackberry, pocket pc, etc.) and enjoy it wherever you go, absolutely free.
I’m happy to let you know that I finally found an audio Bible program for my phone that I like. It is in mp3 format (which means all music players can play them; pda’s, iphone’s, etc.). The sound is also acceptable. (There were several other free audio Bibles I’ve tried but what I didn’t like was the computerized voice which read the scriptures). But most of all, I like this one because it’s free!
Here it is, my favorite free audio Bible program in mp3 format: AudioTreasure.com. Just click on the Bible version you prefer. I listen to the World English Bible. They carry several different languages as well as other resources too.
You can download the entire Bible or just certain books of the Bible. What I do is Instead of downloading the entire Bible to my phone I download individual Bible books one at a time to my phone (I use a Palm Treo 755p). When I’m ready for another book, I just download it to my phone.
When I’m stuck in traffic, waiting in long lines or just need some fresh manna for the day, I just click on the Bible book I want to listen to and enjoy God’s Word. It reminds me of Matthew 4:4 which reads, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”
You probably already know this but I’ll tell you anyway, you can also listen these Bible mp3 files from your computer. You just can’t loose with these mp3 files.
If you’re a die hard King James Bible enthusiast, check out Audio Bible. Click on the “English King James New Testament” link. You can also download it to your computer in mp3 format, free! This is the best King James version I’ve found. What I like is that the audio is from a real person (who’s voice is exceptional in my opinion) not a computer generated voice. Here are three other places that provide free audio Bibles, Free Audio Bible, Bible Gateway and MP3BiblePlayer.org.
Listen to the Bible in Spanish! Visite AudioBiblia.org donde usted puede descargar las Escrituras en audio formato mp3. Los ficheros de audio en este sitio se narran de la Biblia Reina Valera Edicion 2000.
Listen to the Bible from your computer:
If you would rather listen to the Bible through your computer instead of your mp3 player check out: http://www.faithcomesbyhearing.com/ They provide an very nice interface, that’s free also. Another place to listen to the Bible online is: http://www.audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html. You will have to download the latest version of RealPlayer on the computer if it doesn’t already have it installed. If you have lots of time and you’re in the mood to try out a whole bunch of other audio Bibles click here.
Read the Bible from your cell phone:
Want to read the Bible on your phone instead of listening to it? Check out the follow previous posts here, here and here. iPhone users can access the Bible directly from the web. Just type the following web address on the phone browser: enetbible.com. This is also a good solution for those who want to read the Bible in large letters. Want a free Bible Study programs for your PC and Mac click here.
Lastly, I want to leave you with an poem called the Holy Bible vs. the TV Guide. I think it’s pretty self explanatory what its trying to convey. Here it is:
Holy Bible vs. the TV Guide
As the pages are turned what shall they see? It doesn’t matter, just turn on the TV. Then everyone starts arguing because they can’t all agree, on what they are gonna watch on that new big screen TV. So they check back to the Book in which they all confide, no it’s not the Bible, I told you already, it’s the TV Guide. The
Word of God is seldom read, Maybe a verse or two just before bed. Exhausted and sleepy, tired as can be, Not from reading the Bible, but from watching TV.
So back to the table, side by side, lays The Holy Bible and the TV Guide. No time for prayer, no time for the Word. The plan of salvation is seldom heard. Forgiveness of sin so full and free is found the Bible and NOT on TV.
I know you have places to go, people to see, things to do, and souls to save. But what about God’s Word? Don’t try and look for time to get into God’s Word, most of the times you’re not going to find it. You must make the time.
I like what D. L. Moody wrote on the inside of his Bible, “This book will keep me from sin, and sin will keep me from this Book.” I agree. Even if you’re already a believer you still need His Word in your soul. You probably need it even more than those who do not believe, don’t you think?
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