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By   •   November 17, 2008

Q:

Several months ago, you answered a question from someone with a mild learning disability who has a hard time reading their Bible. I have the same problem, but recently my niece gave me a set of CDs with the Bible in spoken or audio form. It's helped me greatly and maybe it would help this person also.


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Thank you for your suggestion; I hope it will encourage others to do the same. Shortly after your letter arrived, I received an e-mail from a woman who keeps a compact disc of the Bible in her clock radio, so she can wake up to the Scriptures every morning. God has given us many new ways to discover His Word today, and we should be grateful for them.

I’m thankful too that you haven’t let your learning disability keep you from the Bible. We sometimes forget that for centuries most Christians didn’t know how to read, and the only way they could learn the Bible was by listening to someone else read it. The same is true even today in many parts of the world. May your prayer be that of Samuel: “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening” (1 Samuel 3:9).

We have more Bibles available today than ever before — but far too many of them stay unopened on the shelf. Don’t let this happen to you; don’t let anything keep you from God’s Word. In it we learn about His love for us, and we also learn how He wants us to live. Could anything be more important?

Ask God to teach you something new from His Word every day — and then to apply it to your life. The Bible says, “Do not merely listen to the word. … Do what it says” (James 1:22).

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