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What Dodgeball Can Teach You About Reading the Bible

 

What Dodgeball Can Teach You About Reading the Bible

As a teenager, there is nothing more fun than taking a dodgeball and hurling it with all your might toward a player on the opposing team. Follow that up with the awesome feeling you get when that dodgeball produces that satisfying smack as it hits your target’s body. Playing dodgeball can be a lot of fun, but did you know that you can learn a lot about reading your Bible by playing dodgeball?

There’s A Goal

In Dodgeball, you have a goal. You have to hit as many of the other team’s players with a ball before they hit you and you’re out. We should approach reading the Bible that same way, with a focus and a goal. Reading the Bible shouldn’t be a boring aimless task, but it should have a purpose.

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. – Phil 3:14 (NIV)

For example, you could read the Bible with the idea in mind that you want to know what God says about your future and the plans He has for your life. You could find verses in the Bible on that topic. Having a goal and a focus like this when reading the Bible helps it from becoming dull and boring.

The Game Changes You

Another thing that can be learned from dodgeball games is that the game changes you. When you start the game, you smell good and your clothes are nice and clean. Usually, by the end of the game, the players are sweaty, and they definitely don’t smell good.

In the same way, that is how we should be after reading the Bible. There is great power available to you in the Bible. It has the power to change your life. The words in the Bible can encourage you when you’re having a bad day. The Bible can also challenge you to be more than you ever imagined you could be. Reading the Bible will change you because the Bible has the power to change your life!

Heb. 4:12 “For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective];” (AMP)

The Bible has power in it to change your life! Get into the habit of reading the Bible with a purpose and getting to know God through His word. If you do, it will change your life!

Pray: God, I thank you for your word. I thank you that it is alive and full of power. I thank you that I can get to know you through your word. I purpose to make reading the Bible a priority in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Bible Verse & Daily Devotion on Reading the Bible

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – Psalm 1:2

Rather, he delights in the teachings of the LORD and reflects on his teachings day and night. – Psalm 1:2 (GW) Its easy in the busyness of life to take the Bible for granted. Life happens and the next thing…

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – Proverbs 30:5

“Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. – Proverbs 30:5 (NIV) The Bible isn’t just like any other book. The words written in it are powerful. If you take time…

Daily Bible Verse on Reading the Bible

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – 2 Timothy 3:16

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness – 2 Timothy 3:16 Its really easy to not put that much weight on what the Bible says.…

Psalm 27:4 bible verse for teens

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – March 15

I have asked one thing from the LORD; it is what I desire: to dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, gazing on the beauty of the LORD and seeking Him in His…

Daily Bible Verse - Psalm 119 (Word of God)

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – November 27

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. – Psalm 119:105 Have you ever used a GPS when you were in a new place? Perhaps you wanted to know where to get…

Daily Bible verse and Devotion

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – October 11

“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” – Psalm 119:105 (NLT) Many times people say the Bible isn’t relevant and doesn’t help us make decisions in today’s world. However, if you simply read it…

Teen and Youth Devotion on Reading the Bible

How to Make Reading the Bible Less Overwhelming

Does reading the Bible sometimes seem like an overwhelming task? Does it seem like its confusing and sometimes hard to understand? This devotion will help you see that you have help when it comes to reading the Bible.…

Teen Devotion why should I read the Bible

Why Should I Read The Bible?

Have you ever needed to take some medicine for when you were sick? Maybe you had a nasty cold and you ran to the doctor to get a prescription for some medicine to help you get better faster. Let’s…