IOUS Bible Approach

I heard about an acronym that can be used to ready our hearts in anticipation of reading God’s Word. This approach keeps us from rushing into Bible reading flippantly, missing the Holy Spirit’s guidance in our quiet time. It goes like this…



I – “Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain” (Ps. 119:36)


O – “Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law” (Ps. 119:18)


U – “Unite my heart to fear your name” (Ps. 86:11)


S – “Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love” (Ps. 90:14)

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