A few weeks ago I shared how weary I had become as a mother and how living in light of my righteousness in Christ had freed me from guilt, pride and the ever increasing weight of trying to be the perfect mom. (Click here to read that post.) I mentioned that I had to go to God’s Word on a regular basis to learn more about who God is and what He has done for me. However, knowing God through His Word hasn’t always been easy for me. It takes effort to uncover the treasures found throughout Scripture. That’s why I love what Jen Wilkin has to say about studying the Bible.
“The goal of Bible study,” Jen Wilkin says, “is not to build greater knowledge of the Bible…we are looking for greater knowledge of God himself. And that is something that unfolds for us over time, and therefore requires some diligence.” Jen encourages us to view the study of the Bible as a savings account rather than a debit account. She says, “Rather than thinking of it as a debit account, where you are putting in your card and taking out the emotional boost you need for the day, to instead regard studying the Bible as a savings account where you make small deposits on a regular basis.”
You can watch Jen Wilkin talk more about studying the Bible in this short video.
(Click here to read the transcript of the video.)
This past year I have grown in my knowledge of God as I’ve studied the Bible with the help of two resources that Jen Wilkin has put together. One resource is her Flower Mound Women’s Bible Study that is available online for free. The other resource is her new book, Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds. (affiliate link)
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