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“Low Importance”

Updated: Mar 6, 2022

Have you ever noticed a blue, down arrow on the headings for composing a new e-mail that signifies that the content is of “Low Importance?” Have you ever used that blue arrow? I send and receive dozens of e-mails every day – totaling over 20,000 in the past few years (according to my full archives that our IT Director keeps asking me to empty) – and I have NEVER assigned an e-mail a blue, down arrow. But I’ve sent many an e-mail with that red exclamation point signifying “high importance” that I want others to act on right away.

I wonder if I’m guilty of assigning red exclamation points to certain Scriptures and blue, down arrows to others. After all, when I’m camping in the Word of God, I like to be in Luke, Romans, or Ruth. Interestingly enough, the biggest blessing and most poignant learning often comes when I am in the less traveled paths of the Bible. These are the very parts that some casual readers might assign a dreaded blue, down arrow.

Are you out of the habit of reading the Bible? Have you been spending time only in the red exclamation point sections? Try this:

  1. If you’re a frequent highlighter of Scripture, get a new copy of God’s Word and begin reading it. This way you’ll focus fresh on all of it instead of just the highlighted sections.

  2. Get on a plan for reading through the Bible in a year. Stick to it. Get the “You Version” app today and choose one of the reading plans and check the box that reminds you daily.

  3. Memorize 2 Timothy 3:16: “All Scripture is God-breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness.”

  4. Read through the Minor Prophets but first read through an intro to each of these 12 obscure books in a Study Bible so you have a little background. Then ask God to show you something each day that you read.

Go off-roading in God’s Word today and never use that blue, down arrow again. Every Word of God is inspired; let it inspire you today.

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