As Christians, we should have an insatiable appetite for God’s Word. Yet too many of us barely give it a glance (or listen) between Sundays.

Take a moment and honestly ask yourself:

  • Do I wake up excited to read Scripture?
  • Do I rush home at night to dive into its truths?

If you have a lackluster desire or just long to learn an oft-forgotten secret that guarantees a greater love and passion for the Word, look no further than Charles Spurgeon.

The great preacher Charles Spurgeon gave this advice on how to enjoy Bible reading …

True Bible-readers and Bible-searchers never find it wearisome. They like it least who know it least, and they love it most who read it most. They find it newest who have known it longest, and they find the pasture to be the richest whose souls have been the longest fed upon it. When one of our missionaries had to read a certain Book of the Old Testament through a hundred times while he was translating it, he said that he certainly enjoyed the hundredth time of reading it more than he did the first, for he understood it better, and it seemed to him to be fuller and fresher the more familiar he became with it.”*

What is the secret to enjoy reading your Bible?

The secret to enjoy Bible reading, according to Spurgeon, is to read your Bible.

Too simple? Perhaps. But it is truth nonetheless.

The more you read Scripture, the more you fall in love with Scripture. The more you dive into its pages, the more you get out of it, and the more you find yourself enjoying, delighting, and desiring to read the Bible.

Spurgeon also said,

Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years.“**

Is reading the Word of God a drudgery? If so, dust off your Bible and begin to read. Allow the Spirit of God to woo your heart, open your eyes, and give you insight into the rich truths contained therein!

What are you waiting for? Go spend some time and saturate in the Word!

Need some help or ideas on how to read the Bible? We have a couple podcasts addressing the topic as well as a variety of articles on how to read and study God’s Word.

* C. H. Spurgeon, “God’s Thoughts and Ours,” (April 20, 1911) in The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Sermons, vol. 57 (London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1911), 188.
** C. H. Spurgeon, “The Talking Book,” (October 22, 1871) in The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Sermons, vol. 17 (London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1871), 598.


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