Why are we not studying the Bible?

Why are we not studying the Bible?

“Aunty, what is the difference between reading and studying the Bible?” my niece asks as she is flying through the door into the house. Relieved to take a break from whipping up an apple cake, I gathered my thoughts and responded, “well, this may not be the best analogy, but think of it this way,” I said as I washed my hands to settle in on the couch with her.

“Last Easter, during our family quarterly get together, I developed a treasure hunting map as one of the activities. I gave everyone an outline of clues and treasure to find. Some persons skimmed over the clues and missed finding the treasure, whereas, others focused in on the information given and found the treasure.” My niece, excitedly exclaimed, “Oh yeah, I remember, that was a great game where you tied in scripture to treasures all around us. We loved that game.”

Smiling, I finished by saying, “When you study the Bible, you are digging into the Word to seek the treasures that are in there. This means that you are spending time to either focus on a specific bible character, topic, or book within the Bible. The more that you do that, is the more treasure you will find and hold dear to your heart. This may be a practice you do once a week or several times in a month. Reading the Bible on the other hand is a daily practice of reading and being in the Word to remain connected with God and His teachings. They are both important disciplines in every Christian’s life.”

Burning

The Bible promises us that when we study the bible (Psalm 19:7-8):

“The law of the Lord is perfect,
    refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
    making wise the simple.
 The precepts of the Lord are right,
    giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant,
    giving light to the eyes.”

Our souls will be refreshed, we will become wiser, our hearts will be filled with joy and our eyes will open up to truth.

That interaction with my niece stayed with me for a long time. So much so, I feel a burning to develop a guide on this. I would love and appreciate your feedback and assistance. I have developed a very quick survey below for you to participate in the development of this guide and the ultimate glory of the Kingdom.

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Published by godlywoman911

I became a Christian at a young age and baptized at the age of 13. My journey has been bittersweet. A majority of my life I have been a Christian. But not a Godly Woman. After many failures, tears and tribulation I realized that something in my Christian life had to change. No longer can I profess that I am a Christian but don’t show daily that Christ lives in me! No longer can I claim that I am HIS child when my thoughts, actions and deeds were not overflowing with HIS love. No longer could I live the way I was living and not seek him daily in prayer, scripture and worship. As the Lord blessed me with that knowledge I felt him also calling me to write my journey and share my thoughts, learning and mistakes with others. Hence the reason for 911. Not only was it a crises in my life to become a Godly Woman but as I delved into scripture to understand how to be Godly, I realized that we are living in crazy world where the desire to be Godly was no longer important. Many boast that they are a Christian and weekly attend Church, but lack the Godly qualities that Christ seeks in ALL of his followers. My deepest desire is to serve Christ faithfully, obey HIM joyfully, trust HIM always, seek HIM eternally and become his close friend so that I can share in his truth and knowledge. I pray that this blog blesses you and provide you with the strength, courage and wisdom to be a Godly Man or Woman.

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