Sometimes our Bible study is hindered by the attitudes and expectations we bring to it.
We may believe Scripture is confusing and hard to understand, so it’s as satisfying as reading the legal notice for prescription medicine.
We may see it as a list of rules so we look forward to it like we anticipate the changes to the IRS code.
We may study purely out of obligation so it brings us as much joy as skipping dessert.
But what if we saw it as an invitation to step onto holy ground instead?
What if we viewed it as a chance to hear from the wisest counselor?
Or a visit with a mighty king for a private audience?
Or maybe a quiet conversation with a trusted friend?
It’s even more than that.
The Bible is the way the ultimate lover of your soul reveals His heart.
The next time you sit down to study, take a few moments to decompress, to focus and to ask God to reveal His heart as you read. He promises that if we seek Him, we will find Him. After your study, make sure you thank Him and record what you learned. It never hurts to share it with someone else, too.