Monday, July 12, 2010


Monday night seems to be becoming a pattern here... hmm. It's 11 and I should go to bed (so that my lectures are coherent tomorrow), but the neighbors are having a party so maybe I should just stay up and write. It's a good night for a party, I have to admit - a nice cool evening after so many days of heat.

This week my thoughts are more of a confession than anything else. I have been humbled to learn how much my study of the bible has been lacking intentionality and vigor. I have learned how to study physics without really learning how to study the bible. The book "How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth" by Fee and Stuart is teaching me a bit of what it really means to study the bible. Also my friends. Considering I've been a 'student' for something like 17 years now, you would think I'd have caught on sooner to the necessity of this.

I am grateful for what I have learned, and leaning on His grace and strength to change.


  1. I think too, more than our studying of anything else, Satan likes to focus on attacking our Bible studying! It's amazing how we'll sit down to read the Word and suddenly feel lethargic, or keep putting it off till it's late at night and we're on the verge of falling asleep. I think he aims his darts at us when we offer ourselves to be exposed to the "living and active" Word of God! But - praise God - that His word "is like a hammer that smashes rock."