I have hidden your Word in my heart that I might not sin against you

14 Oct

Now, that we’ve spent some time talking about the holiness of scripture let’s delve into another aspect dealing with his Word.

Think about the amount of time you put into researching you latest diet, exercise routine, sports team, DIY project, hobby, time on social media. I’m fairly certain its a good bit of time right?! Would 20 mins or more a day be an appropriate guess?

Now think about the amount of time you put into Bible study. Hold up, reverse- you aren’t doing a Bible study? I highly recommend it…okay now fast forward again what’s the amount of time you can devote to studying the Bible? Can we take his Word as HOLY and by spending time studying it show it is holy to us, revered and respected?

I’ve taught many Bible studies and some common themes are this: people don’t do their homework and they drop off in attendance. Sounds like a gym membership right? They don’t exercise away from the gym and eventually stop coming-why, because it wasn’t important.

How do we make it important to us? I think you have to start by making it a choice. Decide its important- like eating. Eating is important- probably one of my favorite past times! Then we choose something that hits close to home- choose a study that sounds interesting. Not that the Bible isn’t interesting but if you are starting out studying the levitical laws wow…just just wow!

Secondly, don’t go at it alone. Have some accountability! Involve a friend or maybe your spouse. Doing it together, hopefully, means you can encourage each other.

So what keeps you from doing your homework?! What tricks do you have to keep you going back to Bible study each week?

My let’s be honest moment: I will often not do homework because I don’t like not knowing the “right” answer…like sometimes I don’t know what they are asking. Other times no one else does it and I don’t want to be seen as a “goody goody”.  That probably stems from some complex I got in high school along with the nickname “Grasshopper”. Neither was pleasant. What keeps me doing my homework- teaching the class.

What’s been a great Bible study you’ve done lately? What helped you finish it? Even if you put it away temporarily.

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One Response to “I have hidden your Word in my heart that I might not sin against you”

  1. Cheryl Hester October 14, 2015 at 10:16 am #

    Seamless Bible Study – what helped me finish was the fact I was facilitating it. People are depending on me to lead it. Just like in my home. It is important for me to finish well because my kids and now grandson are depending on me. The LORD is also depending on me to lead them as well – to be that Godly influence in my home.

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