We learn from the Bible that our souls are best nourished by the voice of God. This is an important benefit of Bible reading which we cannot underestimate. Jesus said, What good is it for us to gain the whole world and lose our connection to God through our soul; What can a person possibly get in exchange for their soul? (Mark 8:36). We lose our souls when we neglect the life giving power of God’s voice. Tragically, many in our society have become enslaved to the desires of the body (world), ignoring the importance of the soul. The Bible describes the soul as the command center which serves to direct our daily lives. A contemporary analogy of the soul is to liken it to the steering wheel in a car. It is the steering wheel (soul) that has the ability to turn in one direction or the other, either toward God or away from God. Allowing God’s voice to penetrate our souls through regular Bible reading and our attention to the proclamation of God’s Word in worship is an important and essential habit needed to nourish the soul of a disciple.
Do you understand your soul as your connection to God?