Reading and meditating on Scripture is essential to our continued Sanctification. Just blazing through as many verses as our daily devotional time allows is not very productive. Reading, then spending time with the passage you’ve read in a deliberate, purposeful search for the Holy Spirit’s message is much more meaningful and valuable as we seek to grow in our Christ-likeness day by day. With that as our purpose, the Adult Education Team has put together a booklet of suggestions for improving your understanding, appreciation, and application of God’s Word. On January 6, you received your personal copy of The FRC Little Booklet of Bible Study Techniques. It’s my prayer that you’ve already taken some time to read through the ten different techniques offered there.
The meditation methods vary from memorization to simply emphasizing each word in a text. The methods are varied enough that there should be at least a couple that appeals to your learning style. So I’m hoping that, if you haven’t already, you’ll select one that looks like fun and kind of excites you. Then you’ll give it a try. The idea here is to give you different approaches to Bible reading and meditation on the Word so that you’ll love your “personal devotions” time--and as a result grow in your intimacy with the Lord. Our Lord wants us to know Him intimately, and the way to do that is to dig into and meditate on His Word.
As you use these methods and God opens His Word to you in new and powerful ways, I’d love to have you share your experiences through this blog. Please share testimonials of what and how God revealed Himself to you through your reading and meditation methods. I’ll keep you anonymous if you wish. My email is email@example.com.
Anything we share will be Soli Deo Gloria.
Written by Jim De Horn