We need to combat the imitation, shallow, out-of-context verse worship that substitutes for genuine Bible study!
You probably heard the saying “the more you sweat the less you bleed.”
Well with sermon prep and lecture prep for going overseas to teach the Word I felt the discipline of reading the Word and books on the Word helped and paid off in terms of things remembered, books highlighted that can now be easily referenced, etc.
It made me think of another saying concerning Bible reading: “The more you read, the less you’ll regret.”
The Marine in me couldn’t help but make this meme:
But then I realized that’s a true principle for generally with the Christian life.
For help to encourage you to read more check out our post “How to Read More Books When Life Gets Busy.”