Can You Spend Too Much Time Reading?
Let's think about that question in light of something King Solomon said in Ecclesiastes 12:12.
"To the making of many books there is no end, and much devotion to them is wearisome to the flesh."
It's apparent from those words that there can be a down-side to reading if we're not balanced both in what we read, and in how much precious time we spend reading. Not an easy point to find if you're a person who loves the feel, smell, touch, and joy of diving into a new book. Here are a few guidelines I created for myself.
1. Be Selective
2. Do not ignore important responsibilities in favor of reading.
3. Use discernment, Do not accept every fact or philosophy as truth.
4. Do not sacrifice your moral or ethical principles when making book selections.
5. Despite your sincere efforts to choose wisely, if a book turns out to violate your rules, put it down.
What would you add or take away from this list?