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If we don’t read the Bible, is God mad at us?


While they were bringing out the money that had been taken into the temple of the Lord, Hilkiah the priest found the Book of the Law of the Lord that had been given through Moses. Hilkiah said to Shaphan the secretary, “I have found the Book of the Law in the temple of the Lord.” He gave it to Shaphan.  2 Chronicles 34:14-15
            He’s definitely disappointed because He wants to talk to us.
            When Josiah had the temple cleaned up, the priest found the book of the law—the first five books of the Bible.  They finally sat down and read it.  How could a priest and the nation of Israel do their job without the Bible in their hands?
            Sometimes we get too busy.  Other times we operate on tradition and on what we always did before or what our ancestors taught us to do before.  We get by with what little we know—religious principles, homilies, clichés—but we don’t read the word and let the Holy Spirit tell our hearts what it means, what we need to know.
When the king heard the words of the Law, he tore his robes. He gave these orders to Hilkiah, Ahikam son of Shaphan, Abdon son of Micah,[a] Shaphan the secretary and Asaiah the king’s attendant: “Go and inquire of the Lord for me and for the remnant in Israel and Judah about what is written in this book that has been found. Great is the Lord’s anger that is poured out on us because those who have gone before us have not kept the word of the Lord; they have not acted in accordance with all that is written in this book.” 2 Chronicles 34:19-21
            If we have full access to the word of God and we’re not reading it, we are ignoring God and saying our own guidance matters more than his.  We are denying him and operating on auto-pilot.  How can we keep the word of God if we don’t read it?