When the Bible Seems Boring


Some days my eyes read the words of my Bible and comprehend the meaning, but my heart fails to believe. I yawn my way through.

Other days that familiar spark of faith happens. I read and truly believe the miracles on the page might mean miracles still happen for me.

Today I read, “But in my distress I cried out to the Lord; yes, I prayed to my God for help. He heard me from his sanctuary; my cry to him reached his ears,” (Psalms 18:6). And that wow moment came.

The Psalmist’s story is my story. God has rescued me from some pretty deep pits.

I’m working on reading the Bible with more wonder. I’m asking for eyes to see. If we’re reading it without the wow factor, maybe, we’re reading it wrong?

We have to still ourselves focus our minds and wait for the awe. Perhaps God would move our hearts to revelation if we spent more time reveling in his Book?

Yeah, I know it’s a really old book and can be difficult to understand. Read it anyway. God already sent you the best teacher. (Joh 16:13)

Sometimes I have to put myself in the scene, feel the emotions and visualize the reactions and the pure reality of the moment to truly understand.

This is a type of meditation, a longing for a deeper understanding–for a more pure knowing. Sometimes answers come only through study and seeking.

Sometimes the awe won’t come and questions linger. What do you do then? Practice the 99% of truth you already have. Obey. Sometimes the only way to grow in knowledge of him is to obey him.

Meet with him. Meditate in his book. Then you’ll know him.

May you seek wonder in God’s Word. May God give you ears to hear, eyes to see and a heart that understands.

Because as Albert Einstein said, “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”

7 thoughts on “When the Bible Seems Boring

  1. Thank you for your your words today. They rang so true for me. Anytime we are studying there are going to be days that it is hard to concentrate. Sometimes I have to go back and read a second time, I have to pray for understanding and sometimes I sing the words of the verse as a praise to my Lord and it makes my heart and mind soar!

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