How to Unwrap the Bible’s Surprising Gifts in 4 Steps

It's the best way to benefit from your Bible.

Did you unwrap all your Christmas gifts? Silly question, I know. If we left a gift unopened, we might hurt the feelings of the giver. Plus, we wouldn’t get our gift! Still, we do have surprising gifts to open. 

How to Unwrap the Bible's Gifts in 4 Steps

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The Bible is a book of gifts, often unwrapped, because we simply don’t realize its tremendous value to our lives.

I want to share with you 4 steps that can help you unwrap the Bible’s blessings in your life.

Buried Gifts in a Book

What if somebody told you a million dollars was buried in your backyard? You’d drop everything and start digging!

And yet, the Bible clearly tells us there is treasure worth more than gold in the Scriptures for those who will search:

If you seek her as silver and search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will discern the fear of the LORD and discover the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. For wisdom will enter your heart and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. —Proverbs 2:4–6, 10

As you visit Christian bookstores, do you ever get the impression that if you just buy this study Bible, or go to this seminar, or discover this secret it will unlock the wisdom of God’s Word?

In truth, it all boils down to one thing: we have to personally spend time in the Bible in order to personally benefit from it.

Surprising gifts await you. 

4 Steps to Unwrap the Bible's Gifts

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4 Steps to Unwrap the Bible’s Surprising Gifts

Do you have a plan for Bible reading? Here are four steps you can begin today:

  1. Choose a plan. Check out my post of FREE Bible reading resources. The best plan is the one you’ll use. Just choose one. I’m currently reading the One Year Bible.
  2. Choose a place and a time every day where you will read your Bible. Keep this time a priority, just as you would any other important appointment.
  3. Determine to ponder what you’ve read throughout the day by setting up some memory triggers.
  4. Ask someone to keep you accountable to read. This also gives you someone with whom you can share what you’re reading.

Unopened and surprising gifts are found in the parts of the Bible you’ve never read—and in those you’ll read with fresh eyes.

It’s time to open your gift! 

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