Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15)
Theme: If not You, then Who?
Yesterday, we explored how important Bible study is to us getting direction from God even if we don’t get direction for specific tasks. Today we will turn our attention to the topic of diligence in study. While frequency of Bible Study is crucial, what also matters is how we study. We don’t all have to be seminary students, but we can all be diligent in our study.
Have you ever wanted to know what path to choose and hoped that you could just open the Bible and find the answer? This can be characterized as the “direction without diligence” approach, which is consistent with our microwave society. I know I have been guilty of this approach.
Of course, God can and does provide direction in a variety of manners, but our passage for today recommends the “boring” path of diligence. How often do we miss out on God’s marching orders because we are not being diligent in Bible study?
Please read the passage above and consider the question below.
- Do you study the Bible diligently (pray, take notes, review, seek help, put into practice, etc.)?
- What are some of your most effective Bible Study practices?