Friday, November 30, 2018

Word for the day by Christian Education Forum

Discover The Treasures
Proverbs 2:1-9
The Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs 2:6)
Profitable Bible study involves more than just opening to a chapter and reading what’s there. Here are six guidelines to help you make the most of your study of the Bible.
1. Set aside a regular time. Unless you schedule it, you’ll neglect it.
2. Before you start reading, ask God for help and understanding.
3. Carefully think about what you are reading. The treasures of the Bible seldom lie like pebbles on the surface. To mine the gold, you have to dig.
4. Before you decide what a passage means to you, try to understand what the author was saying to the original readers.
5. Write down at least one truth or principle you can put into practice.
6. Don’t get discouraged. Some parts of the Bible are difficult to understand, but there’s much that you can understand. And if you apply what you’ve learned, it will revolutionize your life.
Now read today’s passage from Proverbs 2 again, keeping these principles in mind. Then use this method whenever you study God’s Word. If you do, you will begin to discover the treasures of the Bible.
Dear Lord, be gracious to me and grant me the wisdom to fulfill your purpose in my life.Amen.
Gems of truth are found in the Bible—but you must dig for them.

Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church