Are you too busy to read the Bible?

George Muller cared for over 10,000 orphans in his life.

He also established 117 schools which offered Christian education to over 120,000 children, many of them being orphans. If anyone was too busy you might have thought it was him. But this was his advice to younger believers:

Now in brotherly love and affection I would give a few hints to my younger fellow-believers as to the way in which to keep up spiritual enjoyment...we should read regularly through the Scriptures, consecutively, and not pick out here and there a chapter. If we do, we remain spiritual dwarfs. I tell you so affectionately. For the first four years after my conversion I made no progress, because I neglected the Bible. But when I regularly read on through the whole with reference to my own heart and soul, I directly made progress. Then my peace and joy continued more and more. Now I have been doing this for 47 years. I have read through the whole Bible about 100 times and I always find it fresh when I begin again. Thus my peace and joy have increased more and more.

I always find this a wonderful encouragement to get on with reading the Bible and pray you do to. Over the next few days I'll be exploring ideas for reading through the Bible and have some suggestions for 2016.

What do you find helpful? Feel free to add comments below!