Excuses we give to avoid reading Scripture:

1. I didn’t grow up going to church:  I didn’t either.  When I first started reading Scripture I thought David and Goliath was about a bear.  It’s okay. You have to start somewhere.

2.  I don’t like to read:  That’s a lie.  You read fiction junk all the time about vampires and hunger games.    You read about sports.  You read about music.  You have all the draft beers memorized at the Flying Saucer.  You can do this.  It is simply a matter of you coming to a place where you decide if you want to stay in this fight.

3.  I am too busy:  You’re not too busy.  Scripture teaches us in James that we keep ourselves too busy because we don’t want to see our reality, our sin, our flaws, our shortcoming, and it is there to expose our need for Jesus.

We make excuses and keep ourselves busy because we don’t like to need Jesus.  We like to do things on our own, and it is in those moments we need to “REMIND” ourselves of the lives we have been given in Christ Jesus.  We need to remind ourselves that He has already died for that sin.  He has already made you a new creation, and He gives us faith to believe those things are true.

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