* Prayer is more important than Bible reading.
* Bible reading is the most important kind of reading you can do.
* Reading is the most vital private activity anyone can perform, other than prayer.

Author: KB French

Formerly many things, including theology student, mime, jr. high Latin teacher, and Army logistics officer. Currently in the National Guard, and employed as a civilian... somewhere

6 thoughts on “Priorities”

  1. In response to the previous comment, I would reply:

    Only if you think reading a letter is more important than having a conversation….

    Prayer should always be a dialogue not a monologue….and in a dialogue with the Almighty, it is not uncommon to do more listening than speaking. Reading a book {even The Book} can never be your only vehicle for hearing from God — if that were the case how could the one’s who penned The Book have had anything to write?

    BTW — Kyle….I’m borrowing the quote. 😉


  2. You might say that the Bible reading without prayer is particularly unprofitable. And no, I wasn’t meaning to imply that either of those activities was monodirectional. But for a given interval of 15 minutes, if I am forced to choose between a short time of prayer and skimming through a section of the Bible, I suspect that the prayer will be slightly more profitable.


  3. speaking of prayer I came across this quote today. “God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.” – Voltaire
    By your argument laughing with God is more important than reading the bible.


  4. If one is at the point that he can truly laugh with God, he already knows God extremely well through his previous in-depth reading of the Bible. God does love a good laugh and, I suspect, would love the company of someone who can laugh with Him.


  5. Just combine it all. There is a very old style of prayer that combines reading the word and meditating (praying) on what God/Jesus/Spirit is saying to you through the reading/praying of the Word: it is called Lectio. Check Out Sacred Space run by some Irish Jesuits. Gives full how to and readings: it is an amazing process.


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