This is an article by Caleb Suko, missionary in Odessa, Ukraine, reposted here by permission. Thanks Caleb! You can find out more about the Suko Family and their ministry at http://sukofamily.org/. The original blog post is here.
Are you starting the New Year with a renewed effort to read your Bible regularly? If you are here are some dangers that you should be aware of. While certainly reading your Bible is a good thing, it can also be a dangerous thing if you are not careful. And, no I’m not talking about dangers of how it could turn your life upside down with its radical truths. That’s a good danger that I certainly hope it happens as a result of your Bible reading.
The dangers I’m talking about are real spiritual dangers. They are dangers that most often slip in quietly and nearly unnoticed before causing great damage to your spiritual life. These dangers can undermine your efforts towards spiritual growth and leave you spiritual malnourished despite a force fed diet of Scripture.
So before you wade into to the depths of Scripture let’s identify these dangers and see if we can’t find some way to avoid them so that our Bible reading will always be a succulent life giving aspect of our spiritual walk.
Danger #1 “Check it off the list”