Daily Devotional Study Plan

The Benefit of Studying the Books of Psalms and Proverbs Daily

Christopher Hoskin
Comfort and Hope

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One of my goals with starting to write on Medium was to commit to posting daily devotionals as a means of building up both myself and others in the faith. My goal in these devotionals is to go deeper rather than wide. I am not interested in speed reading through the Bible. I am interested in spiritual reading. Reading for spiritual growth with a desire to grow closer to God. Our goal should be not just to know God intellectually but to grow closer to God spiritually. This desire to draw near to God is the core of spiritual formation. My goal is for us to consume the Word of God so that He can form us in His image. Perhaps one of the best books I have read on the topic of spiritual reading is Eugene Peterson’s Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading (affiliate link). According to Peterson,

In Revalations 10:9–10: St John walks us to the angel and says, “Give me the book.” The angel hands it over, “Here it is; eat it, eat the book.” And John does. He eats the book — not just reads it — he got it into his nerve endings, his reflexes, his imagination. This is participatory reading, receiving the words in such a way that they become interior to our lives, the rhythms and images become practices of prayer, acts of obedience, ways of love.

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Christopher Hoskin
Comfort and Hope

Writer | Speaker | Christ-Follower | Theologian | Investor | Tech Addict | Bibliophile. (B.A. Religion VCU/MDiv Regent University). www.comfortandhope.org