Most of us are persons of habit. We wake at the same time, prepare our coffee the same way, and drive to work using the same route. We like regularity.
Most of us coast through life on autopilot. We don’t like change. We find a system that works and requires the least amount of thinking as possible.
Let’s think about this for a sec. The next time we drive to the grocery store, see how many different languages we can spot in the store signs we pass. We may be surprised by the amount languages represented in our neighborhood. Why haven’t we noticed these before? It’s likely because our minds have been stuck on autopilot.
Sadly, many of us coast through reading the Bible. Our minds are on autopilot. We skim over familiar passages. We browse through our favorite verses but fail to notice important details. Instead of coming to Scripture with open eyes, we routinely read verses, paragraphs, and chapters.
But let’s say we approach Scripture in a fresh new way every time we read God’s Word. What if we pretended this was the first time we ever read a particular verse? How might this attitude enhance familiar passages such as Psalm 23? Go ahead, give it a try!