Wow…the 200th episode. We have met together every day for 200 days. We’ve talked about spiritual things and secular things and scratched our heads together and been thrilled at new discoveries. But most astonishing, you’ve read 200 chapters in the New Testament. We know Jesus better, we know ourselves and our priorities better through the lens of Christ’s love for us, and we are probably better able to articulate why we believe.
Think of the daily rhythms and to-dos of our lives. We brush our teeth, we eat at least a meal or two. We exercise and shower, and pay the bills, and go to work. Most of us don’t even think consciously about these things. We are autonotoms, not questioning whether to do them, but thinking only that they need to be done. As a matter of course. Because it’s the responsible thing to do. Routine.
It’s hard to integrate new habits into our regimes. But now you have. You have added systematically reading the Bible every day. What a wonderful new habit! In Matthew 4:4, Jesus tells us that we don’t live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. This daily picking up of the Bible is as needful as eating. You have acknowledged that and integrated it into your day-to-day.