As a millennial living in 2017, having a short attention span isn’t such a bad thing anymore. If anything it’s almost beneficial. This world moves fast in some cases so it’s nice to have an attention span that can keep up.
However, be millennial and try to read Isaiah—try and see how long your attention will last on that book. When your mind is going from Instagram to Twitter, to Snapchat to Texts, to what music is playing through your headphones, to school, work, to Facebook, to the many dating apps; it’s very difficult to try and spend quality time in the scriptures let alone Isaiah.
There are no pictures you can double click on or a constantly changing feed that updates. No music that plays. No people commenting. No followers. No couple of second video stories. Just words on a page… not just any normal words even, but the Shakespeare of Biblical times.
So, all I’m saying is if you’re struggling to read it or if you kind of quickly skim it in the Book of Mormon or the Bible you’re not alone. Isaiah is one of the most revelatory books in the scriptures and the only one Christ himself tells us to search, but for some reason that doesn’t make it any easier. I guess that’s just life though. If you want the best
you have to work for it. Isaiah is arguably one of the best books of scripture so you really have to work in order to read and understand it. So, I don’t know about you but I’m going to set my phone in another room (because we all know I’m too weak to just put it “aside”) and give Isaiah a shot for a couple minutes every day. Because I really don’t want to be the only one who doesn’t know what’s going on.