Make Time For The Bible
Shortly after I received Christ I purchased the King James Bible on tape. As I recall, there were about 60 cassettes with about 45 minutes on each side. I could listen to the entire Bible in about 90 hours, or 2.25 work weeks. I found online a group of actors in the UK that were planning to read it in 69 hours.
Even if you are a slow reader, you have no excuse for not reading the Bible. I thought I had really accomplished something when it took me only a few months to read the WHOLE BIBLE. It need not take much longer to read the Bible than to listen to it. As I recall, I had about a 20-minute commute to work and 20 minutes back home so I could listen to one of the cassettes (or more) during my commutes every 3 days. I calculated that I could listen to the entire Bible in less than 12 weeks.
Speed reading or speed listening is not the goal. The point is that it really doesn*t take a great commitment of time to read or listen to The Bible. It should be a growing commitment. You can even read it or listen to it free online. I recommend both listening to it and reading it. I sometimes enjoy listening to it and following along in my Bible. Experiment and learn which way you get the most out of it. At some point you should want to pore over it verse by verse, word by word and phrase by phrase. And, of course, you should slow down now and again to memorize verses that are special and important to you. Then you will have them to meditate on whenever you need them.
It will be very helpful to have believers who are knowledgeable about the Bible to teach you and ask questions of. You will find them in Biblical churches. You cannot learn everything you need to know from it alone. You can also get much help from books written by Biblical authors. I have been amazed at how often a pastor or teacher or author has taught me what I needed to know about the Bible, even though I did not know that I needed to know it. It is recorded in the Bible more than once that Jesus answered and said when it was not recorded that anyone had asked a question. God knows what we need to know and when we need to know it. I cannot tell you how many times someone has asked me a question about the Bible, which answer I had just learned yesterday.
How much TV viewing time do you need to undo. How much falsehood has it taught you that you need to overcome with truth which will set you free?
John 8:32: And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
2 Timothy 2:15: Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 3:16: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Isaiah 55:11: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Matthew 4:4: But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
So what are you waiting for? God probably won*t send a whirlwind into your home to open your Bible for you.