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Meeting God in His Word

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Meeting God in His WordWhat is your favorite Bible translation and why? A couple of days ago I finished reading the Finnish translation and now I try to decide which translation I will do next. Any recommendations? I need to make a quick decision because I want to return to regular Bible reading as soon as possible. Because it anchors me in Jesus. It blesses me more than I know. So, let me know which Bible version you recommend. I can’t wait to return back to Genesis. It’s time again for meeting God in his Word.

Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked [following their advice and example],
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit [down to rest] in the seat of scoffers (ridiculers).
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And on His law [His precepts and teachings] he [habitually] meditates day and night.
And he will be like a tree firmly planted [and fed] by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season;
Its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers [and comes to maturity].
(Psalm 1:1-3, AMP,*)

Meeting God in His Word

Reading the Bible is one of the essential things for me as a Christian. Because the Bible is not just a collection of ancient texts but a meeting place with God. When I prayerfully read the Bible, the Holy Spirit speaks to my heart. God reads me as I read his Word and I read God’s heart as I read his Word. It’s beautiful really. Try it. Or return back to it. You don’t have to read chapters after chapters every day. Start small and go from there. Soon you will be hooked.

The more I have read the Bible, the more awe of it I am. God’s salvation plan is so amazing and you can see it from the beginning. How beautifully it is woven into the tapestry of grace. I’ve read the Bible many times, yet there still are many mysteries. Thankfully I don’t have to know everything in order to enjoy God through it. Meeting God in his Word is what makes the Bible special. And it’s what makes every single thing in life special by giving us meaning and hope everlasting.

Gracious God,
You are so good to us.
Thank you for loving us so
and giving us your Word.
Draw us deeper into you.
Show each of us how special
meeting you in your Word really is.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: What is your favorite Bible translation and why? Why do you read the Bible? 

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you start/return meeting God in his Word!

*[As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses toBiblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.].

Photo by Rachel Lynette French on Unsplash. Linking up today with Dance with JesusFive-minute Friday.

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6 Comments

  1. My favorite Bible translation is NIV. I think this is so because I grew up reading it in my Bible from “student” / kid days. It was given to me by our church. I still have it. I have marked it time and time again. I have never read it start to finish though. Ha FINNISH! I hope you have the chance to read another go through and maybe I’ll do the same one day. For now…motherhood. I cannot focus on a start to finish Bible reading, but I can read it everyday. Love, Jenn FMF neighbor

    • Hi, Jenn! NIV is one of my favorites too. I also love the Message and the Amplified Bible. Yes, it does not matter how you read the Bible as long as you do read it. Because it blesses us, reminds us what’s important and who is in control. Thanks for visiting & commenting. Blessings upon blessings to you and yours!

  2. The Message~is Very beaUtifuLLy written, but i seem to prefer, gravitate toward the HCSB or The Voice versions, am being Led to seek thru those two right now, u sent me copy of The Voice version when we first met 😀
    Abundant Thx, Mari~Anna~u R~a Rich BLessing~From CHRIST’s Heart~to mine,
    &~Many others~BLessings~Of His Love~in prayer~ALL WAYS<333

  3. That is a super cool idea!!! (And love the photo! Breathtaking…) I love the NLT, though I’ve honestly found there are certain verses I love more in other translations. I just learned, in a class, on Wednesday there there is an Easy Read Version? I had never heard of such a thing!

    • I loved the photo too. Thanks, Misty, for visiting and commenting. I use the NLT and find it very insightful. I use Biblegateway.com to compare different versions. The Amplified Bible intrigues me. Yes, we very much need an easy reading version. It’s great with kids too. Thanks for your input and God bless you!

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