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Does The Bible Read You

Do you believe that when you are reading the Bible, that the Bible is reading you?

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 ---Cynthia on 10/12/07
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Cynthia>>>Bless you you had it right confusing somewhat. I have to be honest not much conviction when I am studying. I am learning. The other day I said something it was gossiping I didn't think it was but God had different ideas. It wasn't a big thing. Anyways, So the next day I felt inside something a liitle enk. So I asked God about it because I knew. and He said probably shouldn't have. So I said I am sorry. And I learned.
---catherine on 10/17/07


Blessings to all, I can tell that this question is confusing to many. What I am asking is when you are studying and meditating on the word of God, is His word convicting you of say something you are doing not realizing it was a sin? I truly believe that God speaks to us through His word, and even I myself have seen things in my own life through His word that I should or should not be doing. I hope this makes my question more plain as to what I meant. God Bless you all!
---Cynthia on 10/17/07


No Sir, I do not! Whatever you are talking about, the answer is still NO!
---catherine on 10/16/07


It is God's word and it is living (not the paper and the leather, but the word -logos)If Hebrews says it discerns the thoughts and intents of the heart, then it does. That is not idolatry.
---DorothyW on 10/16/07


No, God "knows" me and never leaves me, because I do the things which please him.
---Eloy on 10/15/07




Sounds like a catchy phrase.

Reading the bible renews your mind, but doesn't read your mind. The devil cannot read your mind either. God knows our hearts, thoughts, even while we're asleep. God doesn't sleep. God uses the Word to transform our mind, not read it.
---Bob on 10/14/07


To assign that kind of presence to the Bible would be a form of idolatry, would it not?
---matthew on 10/14/07


Probably yes, in that as Hebrews 4:12 says, "The word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." It is a mirror that can show us about ourselves. It brings revelation, including about ourselves. The more we read it and receive it, the more we'll reflect Him.
---DorothyW. on 10/13/07


i read myself in the mirror. God knows me clearly (or reads me all the time )even when i am not reading the Bible. the problem is, i do not know myself.
---dsda on 10/13/07


Cynthia, The bible is an inanimate object,what are you suggesting?
---1st_cliff on 10/13/07




"LIKE A BOOK.' I had 'never' thought of this before I read this question. In God's Word, I found myself going too many places, I should not be. It finds me too often not having done, that which I should have been doing. The Word finds me far too often going in the wrong direction. Discern my heart oh Holy Book. Lead me in the paths that I should go.The book we call the Bible is not just another book we read. It is, truly, the Book that reads us.
---jack8937 on 10/13/07


No. The Bible is not reading me.
---Whisper on 10/13/07


I believe the Word is alive and that it speaks to me and confirms various things that the Holy Spirit has been leading me towards. Reading me,well the Holy Spirit may be searching my heart but I would say it is more like the Bible is talking to me.
---jody on 10/12/07


The Bible does read you. Sometimes when you read the Bible, the Holy Spirit speaks to you, and tells you about you (things that no one else knows), even secret sins. The Holy Spirit does this to convict you, so you repent and get right with God.
---Leslie on 10/12/07


ministering what God means

"'So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth,
It shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.'" (Isaiah 55:11)

So, God's word "shall" accomplish all that He pleases . . . all that He
**Himself*** means by His word . . . not just what we can think it means. Every commandment will have us doing what it means (o:
guaranteed to succeed
---Bill_bila5659 on 10/12/07


Whaaaaat? I no understand.
---kady on 10/12/07


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I believe the Lord of the Word is reading me.
---Linda on 10/12/07


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