"God has not forgotten you. He did not bypass you. You didn’t miss your season. Something is about to break in your favor!" 

~Dianna Hobbs (Facebook.com/Dianna.Hobbs) July 28, 2016

 

 

 

Devotional: This is not the end

This isn't your final destination. Greater is coming! MORE

Podcast: Every giant will fall

God has anointed you to overcome every obstacle MORE

Police officer and pastor break boundaries

Two men are leading the way toward respect, healing MORE

Michelle Obama's DNC Speech

Watch the first lady's powerful, emotional talk MORE

Devotional: Believe it when you don't see it

Trust God when you don't see a way MORE

Michael Jordan speaks out on racial tensions

The athlete also donated $2 million MORE

WNBA will not fine Black Lives Matter supporters

The organization rescinded penalties MORE

Baby dies in hot car at church

The parents of 5 didn't realize they had forgotten him MORE

Disgraced DNC chair gets booed

Debbie Wasserman Shultz angered Bernie Sanders supporters MORE

Nigerian pastor arrested for cruel act

He kept his malnourished son, 9, locked up for weeks MORE

Victory in the abortion fight

A senator and his wife receive favorable ruling MORE

News anchor falls to her death

The accident occurred a day before her birthday MORE

Protests at the DNC

Bernie Sanders supporters are demonstrating MORE

Mass shooting at a teen club party

Two were killed, more than a dozen injured MORE

Texas officer says blacks have violence tendancies

This was said after throwing a black woman to the ground MORE

Pastor responds to NBA leaving Charlotte

Controversy is brewing over the bathroom bill MORE

Shot With His Hands Up

WOW. Black, unarmed behavior specialist shot by police MORE

Podcast: God Is Making All Things New Again

Surrender everything to God and He'll do a work in your life MORE

Melania's Speechwriter Takes The Blame

Meredity Mciver admits to using Michelle Obama's words from a 2008 speech MORE

Combating Communicable Diseases In Kenya

Red Cross society volunteers are investing time, energy, support MORE

10 Signs Your Friends Aren't Healthy

Here are some tips to help you spot toxic friends MORE

A Refugee's Harrowing Journey

Divine Kagajo was attacked by a gang and disfigured by hot oil MORE

Meet An Outstanding PR Professional

Helen C. Shelton is being honored for her communications contributions MORE

 

Got News?

Send it to buzz[at]eewmagazine[dot]com

Watch: Tamron Hall Slams Christian Actor

Scott Baio got owned for suggesting Michelle Obama is ugly MORE

Leslie Jones Trolled By Racists

The comedian and actress sees online attacker get banned from Twitter MORE

Podcast: This Road Leads To Destiny

Destiny awaits you on the other side of  this trial  MORE

Devotional: With God, All Things Are Possible

Nothing is too hard for the Lord. Trust Him completely! MORE

Michelle Williams Talks Black Lives Matter

The gospel artist wants to see an end to violence MORE

Omarosa Advocates For Trump

The reality TV diva's trying to woo black foks MORE

Kirk Shows Love To Law Enforcement

The gospel artist promotes unity online  MORE

Melania Trump Caught Lifting Michelle Obama Lines

The Internet had a field day with this one MORE

 

Devotional: God's Got You

Know that God is right there defending, protecting and favoring you throug it all MORE

kelly Price Blasts The Church

The R&B star says the church is bigoted and hyporcritical MORE

Jury Selection For The Charleston 9

Dylann Rooft is charged with hate crimes for the slayings MORE

Man Held Hostages At Food Chain Location

After a lengthy standoff, the suspect surrender  MORE

Obama Condemns Police Shooting

President says there is no justification for it MORE

Slain Officer Wrote Emotional Facebook Post

Days before being killed, Baton Rouge policeman said this... MORE

Former Marine Kills Officers

The shooter was angry and fed up MORE


Podcast: God's Word Stands

Whatever God has spoken, He will do! MORE

D.L. Hughley versus FOX [Video]

He said: “The only place racism doesn’t exist is Fox News and the police department..." MORE

New Librarian of Congress Appointed

Carla Hayden holds the post MORE

Gold medalist's inspiring journey [Video]

Sanya Richards-Ross shares her story MORE

NBA Athletes Speak Out Against Police Brutality

Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, and LeBron James demand action MORE

Judge Hatchett to Defend Philando Castile's Family

"For him to be stopped as many times as he's been stopped, it just raises some very serious concerns..." she says MORE

Devotional: God's Turning It Around

Expect to receive all God has for you, despite what you see or feel today MORE

Podcast: Thank God They Dropped Me! [Audio]

Been let down, abandoned, mistreated and unsupported? Listen to this message! MORE

South Sudan Is In Crisis

Many have lost their lives and thousands are seeking refuge in churches MORE

Debate Over Police Body Cam Footage

North Carolina & a half dozen states are attempting to exclude body and dash cam recordings from open records  MORE

Alton Sterling Pleads for Unity In America

He's asking us to come together as one MORE

 

Healthcare CEO says women need to take control of their health MORE

Gun broker cancels shameful auction of George Zimmerman's gun MORE

Podcast: God is going to make you fruitful MORE

'International Day of the Unreached' focuses on reaching the lost  MORE

Alveda King weighs in on Transgender rights MORE

« Two Atlanta Officers Exonerated in Tyler Perry Racial Profiling Claim | Main | EEW President, Dianna Hobbs Announces Partnership with Soles4Souls® Inc., the Shoe Charity, to Provide Shoes for 1,000 Children »
Tuesday
Sep112012

New Study: Majority Christians NOT Reading Bible Daily

By Paulette Harper-Gaines

If you’re among the group that says there is a sharp rise in carnality among Christians, a new study by Lifeway Research just may provide a valid reason why. The research shows that most Christians aren’t reading their Bible daily, which is a necessary part of strength, growth, and spiritual maturity.

The Transformational Discipleship study conducted by LifeWay Research surveyed more than 2,900 Protestant churchgoers and found that 90 percent "desire to please and honor Jesus in all I do," but only 19 percent make the Bible a part of their daily reading.

Something is wrong with this picture.

"God's Word is truth, so it should come as no surprise that reading and studying the Bible are still the activities that have the most impact on growth in this attribute of spiritual maturity," said Ed Stetzer, president of LifeWay Research. "As basic as that is, there are still numerous churchgoers who are not reading the Bible regularly. You simply won't grow if you don't know God and spend time in God's Word."

Are you studying the word of God consistently or are you one of those individuals that picks up the “good book” only when your pastor is preaching a Sunday morning sermon?

18 percent say they "Rarely/Never" read the Bible. A quarter of respondents indicate they read the Bible a few times a week. Fourteen percent say they read the Bible "Once a Week" and another 22 percent say "Once a Month" or "A Few Times a Month."

“These days, there are so many things competing for our attention that weren’t major factors just a decade ago,” said Dianna Hobbs, President of EEW Magazine in response to the study’s findings.

When asked to elaborate, Hobbs made the point that, "We are an entertainment-driven society. We enjoy recreational activities and things that help us escape reality," something Hobbs says can be a major distraction if not tempered.

 “We have to be deliberate about carving out time to read the Bible daily because it gives us the strength, wisdom and insights we need to glorify Christ in our everyday living.”

Many Christians attempt to prove piety and devotion to God by attending church regularly, listening to gospel music, and refraining from certain activities deemed taboo. But that's not enough. Deepening our relationship with God is not possible apart from getting to know His ways, standards, and expectations of us found only in the Holy Scriptures.

What are your thoughts about this study? How are your Bible reading habits? Where do you fall? Daily, weekly, monthly, or rarely?

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

References (1)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    New Study: Majority Christians NOT Reading Bible Daily - EEW Magazine - EEW Magazine

Reader Comments (4)

I have to do better in this area. Some weeks go by and I don't read at all until I go to church. Just being honest. Lord help me improve in this area!

September 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNadine

Ooh guilty as charged! Going to get my Bible now!

September 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor

I'm in the same boat. I don't read as much as I know I should. Lord, please help me to read and understand your Word. Going to grab my bible now.Thanks EEW for the conviction, keep it coming, so that we can all push each other to strive for greatness in Christ.

September 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNesha

So glad this article is bringing conviction... I applaud those who admitted their area of weakness and want to do better! I'm praying for ya! God bless!

September 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterZee

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>