A clergy colleague of mine, the Reverend Scott Gunn blogs passionately about how a church he served found new life by reading the Bible! Great read!
From "Seven Whole Days" Blog
Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart.
Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home
and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. Bind them as
a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem on your forehead, and write
them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. (Deuteronomy
God takes scripture seriously. After giving the heart of the Law
(“Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love
the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with
all your might.”), God tells the people of Israel to keep the words in
their hearts. But that’s not all. God wants the people of Israel not
just to know the scriptures, but to teach them to their children. If we
understand ourselves as the heirs of Israel, then we too should place
ourselves in this story. We are meant to know the scriptures and to talk
about them at home and to teach them to our children. We might not
literally fix the scriptures on our foreheads, and most of us don’t have
gates. But there is no mistaking the intent of the command: we are
meant to display and honor the scriptures publicly.
Read Scott's whole post HERE