Bible Verses Used:
Psalm 119:102 -103
1 Corinthians 3:1-3
Some Handy Tips to Keep you on Track
- Fixed routine, rhythm
- Prayerfully read the Bible, repeatedly
- Use different translations
- One Bible book at a time
- Consult Bible study tools when you need them
- Carry the insights gained into the day
Questions for Reflection and Discussion:
- What is the connection between manna and Bible reading in Deuteronomy 8:1-3 (Highlight the parallels between collecting manna early every morning, which was the food for the day, with the discipline of regular Bible reading that feeds our spirits).
- What does it mean that God’s words (and by extension then the Bible) are described as “sweeter than honey”? (Psalm 119:103; Bible reading was pleasant and a great joy to the Psalmist. It could be the same for us today).
- Paul compares the type of biblical teaching we prefer with the type of food we eat in 1 Corinthians 3:1-3. If we apply this to the Bible, what would you regard as milk for babies? What would constitute solid food? (Here the focus should not be on right or wrong answers, but rather on the encouragement to delve deeper in our personal Bible reading to more solid food).
- We have seen that we need our Bibles as much as we need our food. Yet, we often neglect this important aspect of a disciple’s life. What advice could you give for making regular Bible reading more fun and more effective? (This could become an opportunity for sharing what each has learned. The purpose is to learn from one another).