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Here at Deep Spirituality, we are excited about our upcoming series of devotionals, videos, and podcasts exploring part of the Bible that deserves a deep dive: the parables of Jesus.

These brilliant stories illustrate deep spiritual truths about building a personal relationship with God in such a way that new insights pop up every time we read them.

Before we begin releasing the parable series, though, we want to take a minute to talk about how we’re doing when it comes to reading the Bible. The past two years of a global pandemic have put immense strain on everyone’s faith, increasing our worries and stressors significantly. It can be so easy to lose our inspiration to read the Bible, preferring instead to run around and do things or solve problems.

With so many things attacking our faith, we need to be able to read the Bible to find faith. In this episode, Russ and guests Ray Kim and Mike Query talk about how to keep our Bible reading vibrant. We hope that this episode inspires you as it has inspired us to not get defeated in reading the Bible, but rather to believe in the power of reading Scripture.

“When he sits on the throne as king, he must copy for himself this body of instruction on a scroll in the presence of the Levitical priests. [19] He must always keep that copy with him and read it daily as long as he lives. That way he will learn to fear the LORD his God by obeying all the terms of these instructions and decrees. [20] This regular reading will prevent him from becoming proud and acting as if he is above his fellow citizens. It will also prevent him from turning away from these commands in the smallest way. And it will ensure that he and his descendants will reign for many generations in Israel.”

Deuteronomy 17:18-20 NLT

Stay tuned over the coming weeks as we launch our new series about the parables of Jesus.


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The Deep Spirituality Podcast is a show about having spiritual conversations. Join our Editor-in-Chief Russ Ewell and guests as they have candid discussions on spiritual topics ranging from faith to anxiety to vulnerability, inspiring you to go deeper in your relationship with God and have challenging and honest conversations of your own.

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