Below is the poem entitled Advice on Bible Reading which was written by poet
Hicks. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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... It is not a bowl of Halloween candy
with a sign attached, "Please take one".
... It is not a test that you at some point put down, saying,
"At last I'm finally done!"
... It is not an assignment for the gifted
that requires you to pass with perfect scores.
... It is not the bread one eats to feel satisfied,
but apart of your very core.
... It is not an accessory to ones beliefs,
but a carpenter's tool, refined and always there.
... It is not a Get Out of Jail Free Card
to be pulled out whenever out of thin air.
It's a complete lifestyle overhaul
should you choose to take that leap of faith.
You can't just dip your toes.
You take a step, you go a mile,
is that not the way it goes?
So please, take note of these Bible misconceptions.
A believer or not I just had to mention!