There is no short cut to learning about and studying God’s Word. If you are a Christian, God’s Word is as vitally important as eating is to human beings. It’s always nice to read Christian books by Christian authors but make God’s Word your daily primary spiritual food. The “other Christian books” can be the desert but only after you have eaten your normal meal. You need to have a good working knowledge of God’s Word so that you have some basic discernment on which “deserts” are good for you and which “deserts” are not.
1 Peter 2:2 (NIV) “Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,” Spiritual milk are the basics, after milk comes meat. Sometimes the attractive “deserts” look good but end up not meeting your spiritual needs. A good example of this is “The Shack”, a book and movie that has become popular.
One of the biggest mistakes that young Christians make is putting down their Bible and picking up a Christian book that holds the promise of giving them an inside track on fast understanding, fast growth. Trust me, it doesn’t work that way. You can take my word for it or you can learn the reality of this truth by finding out yourself.
This post was authored by Teri Dugan and the link to her full post is highlighted below. Teri has put together a very balanced and excellent methodology on how to study God’s Word. Teri’s other posts are also very good and I recommend her blog.
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