In today's world, just about everyone has access to a Bible app. There are so many different types that everyone can find one they like. Because of this, the Bible can be accessed much more readily. This can be a very good thing, especially in a world where more and more people are biblically illiterate. Here are three reasons why I think you should be using a Bible app.
- The Bible app is almost always available. Very few people go out without their phones or tablets. I very rarely go out without my iPod or iPad. For this reason, I almost always have a Bible with me. I can pull it out and read when I have a few minutes or when I am somewhere that a physical Bible cannot go. One morning, on the way to work, I was stuck in traffic for nearly three hours. While I would not have been able to use my physical Bible in this situation, I was able to use the Bible app on my iPad and did my daily Bible reading.
- The Bible apps make it easier to highlight and share verses. Most of the Bible apps allow the user to highlight passages and share them on social media sites with relative ease. It is usually nothing more than a couple of clicks and I can share the message that God is sharing with me with my friends on Facebook or Twitter. This is an excellent way to witness to someone or have the Holy Spirit talk to someone you may not realize needs it.
- The Bible app makes it easier to read more of the Bible. Because of the nature of "e-reading," it becomes easier to read more of the Bible. I find that I read much quicker when I am reading on my iPad than when I am reading a physical Bible. This can be a good thing (or it can be a bad thing...more on that later). The more exposure to the Scripture, the better I start to understand the bigger picture of the Bible. I use a Bible app when I am reading large amounts of the Bible.
How do you use the Bible apps? Do you like using them?