Ever since the time of the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9), man has attempted to enhance and broaden his means of communication. And we need not go far to see the same holds true in this “Information Age” in which we live, today. With the exponential increase of information available to us (both for good and for bad), technology has produced a new means of communicating not seen, before, by mankind. Yet, the goal remains the same.
In this age of information overload, we’ve cleverly devised a way to streamline our input of knowledge and news, with “sound bites” and “tweets”. As a result, we’ve become accustomed to short and concise bits of information to fuel our minds and hearts. This idea is not new, however, because as wise King Solomon wrote, millennia ago: “…there is nothing new under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 1:9).
Already fitting well into this category of brevity, the Bible has always offered short and concise bits of information, (in this case, wisdom), found in such books as the Psalms and PROVERBS. Both books are fairly easy, yet rich, reads and can be broken down pretty systematically into short and concise bits. For example: In one month you can read all of the 150 Psalms, reading 2-5 a day. Or you may find reading Proverbs to be even easier: one chapter per day, just like vitamins, providing us with a daily dose of spiritual nourishment to help us along each day.
In our world of sound bites and tweets and short messages of all kinds, Psalms and Proverbs fit right in. Both of these books, provide a wealth of short, rich, and wise reading that you might like to consider including in your daily routine.