Sunday, January 16, 2011

"As we think about personal bible study, we shouldn't view it as another intellectual excercise lke the study of math, science, history, or anything else that interests us. When studying these disciplines the mind is engaged, but not the heart. God wants us to increase our knowledge of His word with our minds, but He also intends for the power of His Word to affect our hearts and that our lives will be changed to become more like Christ's.

Concern for a change of life was expressed by the Lord Jesus for His disciples when He prayed "Sanctify them by Your truth. Your Word is truth." (John 17:17)"

From "How To Study The Bible", published by Barbour Publshing Inc. Used by permission.