Focus on God and Not on You

Thanks to the printing press the Bible became the all-time bestseller. I haven’t yet seen the comps on the e-version or social media fronts. I’m betting on the Bible’s staying power long after Bey’s kids are grown. (No offense meant to Bey or her kids.)


Despite its popularity, getting at the Bible’s meaning takes effort. You can’t put it under your pillow and get the message through osmosis. You need to open the book, or download the file and READ or LISTEN to it. There is no other way. Sorry.   And because it was written a long time ago some of it is hard to decipher. And it’s long. O.k. all this is true. But, the Bible is life- giving, so it’s worth the discipline of reading or listening to it. What I don’t get, I’ll let God fill in the blanks. It’s worth the discipline.



Take 15 minutes for the Bible today. 5minutes: read both Jeremiah & Luke; 5 minutes pick one verse that strikes and think about it for; 5 minutes to figure out one concrete way you will follow up on that verse.


Click here for today’s readings.



Jeremiah 17:7-8

Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,
whose hope is the LORD.
He is like a tree planted beside the waters
that stretches out its roots to the stream



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