Risky Behavior

Bible reading keeps people from risky behavior

How can young people keep their lives pure? By obeying your commands. Ps. 119:9

You’ve heard this before but it’s still hard to hear. American Christians are Biblically illiterate. The problem is epidemic.¹

Living in a world with a Covid Epidemic we know what this means. Bible illiteracy is a widespread condition that touches the whole community. It destroys vitality and threatens the life of individuals, churches and society.

Recently, I learned something new about the Bible. If the Bible is read or listened to, four or more times a week, these people are less likely to practice risky behavior such as “gambling, pornography, getting drunk and sex outside of marriage.”²

If we share our faith avoiding risky behavior increases to 228%. If we disciple others it increases to 231%. If we memorize scripture it increases to 407%.³

Getting into the Bible is good on all kinds of levels.

So, the question is, if I am not into the Scriptures four or more times a week, how do I get into the Bible?

One way is to intentionally get into a small group that centers on the Bible.† If you are unable to find a physical group there are new groups popping up all the time online. Visit Precept.org/study/.

To find Bible Reading Plans:  Click on Bible.org. Scroll to the bottom and click on Daily Bible Reading under Resources.

If you find Bible study hard and overwhelming I have just the thing. Click and download:  Precept Bible Study Method Overview.

I love the Precept Bible Study Method. It would be a joy to help you. Just ask! ✝

Whether you are old or young or in between, get into God’s Word. It will change your life!!



¹ Epidemic of Bible illiteracy in our churches
² Scientific Evidence for the Power of 4
³ ibid.
Epidemic of Bible illiteracy in our churches
Psalm 119:9 is the Good News Translation

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Lena Rae
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Author: Lena Rae

I love Jesus! He is my eternal hope, fullness of joy, calm in the storm and so much more. I enjoy reading, cooking, blogging and bird watching. I have two wonderful kids and a loving husband. God is good.

5 thoughts on “Risky Behavior”

    1. Yes it does! We didn’t need scientific research who know this by experience but it sure is interesting — especially the Power of 4. When a person reads or listens to the Word 4 times a week (not 3, 2 or 1) it protects them from risky behavior.

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