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"Question Of The Week # 27"

"Question Of The Week # 27" by Becky at Operation Read Bible

"What do you think is the best starting place for those wanting to get re-acquainted with the Word?"
My first thought after I read this question is that the person should first begin by prayer. Prayer sets the heart and mind in sync with hearing the Word and what God is wanting to tell the reader. If it has been a long period of time since a person has read Scripture, there has obviously been a reason for this falling away from it. Pour out your heart to God, express your need and desire to hear what He wants to tell you; ask for forgiveness for abandoning His Word.
The best and first place to start in re-acquainting with the Word is in the heart.

"I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your Word in my heart that I might not sin against you." Psalm 119: 10-11

The word heart in Greek is Kardia a noun, meaning the seat of thought and emotion, inner self (composed of life, soul, mind and spirit.)

"But what does it say? The Word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart, that is, the Word of faith we are proclaiming. That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved." Romans 10: 8-10

After praying and being in a right standing in your heart, read one of the Gospel's, re-read the story of the "Good News."