Positively Addicted to Daily Bible Reading

Mark Copeland proposes we can get into the habit of reading the Bible every day by making it a “positive addiction.” Copeland described a “positive addiction” as a habit which is: “1) Good for you, either physically, mentally, or spiritually; 2) A source of pleasure and satisfaction; [and] 3) One that should you neglect it, begins to give you ‘withdrawal pains.'”

An example of a “positive addiction” is running for physical exercise, as proposed in William Glasser’s book by the same name. Numerous other activities satisfy Glasser’s six criteria for a productive experience.

Daily Bible reading is a good habit. The Bible is a source of tremendous wisdom and encouragement. Paul wrote, All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Tim. 3:16-17, KJV).

Once we being reading it frequently and regularly, without criticizing ourselves for our performance as readers, we can experience its positive spiritual influence.