THE FOUR ATTITUDES TOWARDS READING

Reasons and motivations powerfully impacts our life choices. Let me share my three why’s, I read and what is really the most important in the reading discipline.

Three Why’s to Reading


1. Read to grow. 
2. Read to serve.
3. Read to enjoy.

The most important of all, is this

FILTER

Don’t just keep reading and yet fully accepting the knowldge presented as valid truth, as a firm believer of the authority of the Holy Scriptures. Read with caution if it is inline with theological correctness while keeping an open mind to understand. Even the most well meaning christian authors regardless of how well sounded they are, can be so theologically incorrect.

As the saying goes “eat the meat, spit out the bones.” Take the principles that are applicable and valid, take out false principles. 

Few years ago, A well meaning author wrote a book that impacted millions of christians. Only for the author to apologize publicly about it upon a realization during theological studies that the principle he was teaching was not theologicaly correct. Some of his avid book followers took to social media blaming him for misleading their lives. Filtering is our responsibility.

INVEST IN ETERNAL TRUTHS FOUND IN THE BIBLE

But nothing beats discovering and knowing God more in the Holy Bible.

"For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding" - Proverbs 2:6
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. - James 3:17
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.-James 1:5

May the increase in knowledge lead us to greater humility. But above all, Act like Christ and Love like Christ.

The 4 attitude towards reading
1. Read for growth.
2. Read to serve
3. Read to enjoy
4. Read and Filter.

Thank you for reading through this, I’d like to hear your thoughts and inputs via comments. I desire to grow in learning from you as well.

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