I can read and compare five or ten different translations.
I can do Hebrew or Greek word studies and parse and squeeze each word.
I can research manners and customs, history and politics.
I can underline key words, make lists and color code.
I can commit verses or whole passages to memory.
I can claim life verses.
I can check commentaries and footnotes.
I can run cross-references.
I can do all of these things …
And still miss what God is saying.
More specifically, miss what He is saying to me.
But if I’m patient. Humble.
If I lean on Him.
Listen to Him.
Learn from Him.