I tried many times to make myself read the Bible. It was a part of my daily to-do list that often went un-done.
Regular Bible reading wasn’t happening for me because it wasn’t any fun. Reading the Bible was hard, confusing, and sometimes scary.
Reading fiction about Biblical characters sparked my curiosity and transformed Bible reading from a surplus item on my to-do list into something I actually wanted to do. (Click here to read that post.)
The problem then became how to read the Bible.
I participated in a few different Bible studies, but they zapped my motivation instead of growing it.
I didn’t like going to Bible study and being told what to think.
I wanted access to information and I wanted to be asked about my thoughts instead of having them dictated to me.
Eventually I found a series of Bible study teachers whose approach was more academic and less about life-application. I love to hear preaching on how to apply Biblical teachings to my life, but I wanted a different kind of teaching.
This may seem like meaningless semantics (especially to the Bible teachers in your life), but it has been significant to me. And, after all, teaching and preaching are different gifts. (1 Corinthians 12:28)
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