Flattery is a remarkable weapon.
Though I’m not a Bible Study Group girl, someone almost caught me years ago by commenting,
Got my attention, that did.
“I think you’d do great in our Bible Study for Intelligent People class,”(and no, it wasn’t called that), “because we’re looking for students who are willing to read and do research during the week.”
“You mean there’s homework?”
“Oh yes, only we don’t call it that. But there’s a good 7 or 8 pages each week to write up answers to questions. Sometimes it’s multiple choice, there are essay questions — 3 or 4 hours a week, minimum. It teaches people to be accountable.”
“Do I have to underline words and make little triangles around others?”
“Yes, there is that. It’s a splendid way to learn.”
Not for me, it isn’t, friend. I passed, compliments to my intellect aside.
Bible study doesn’t have to be an exercise in fruitless activity, terminal busy-ness, or dumbed-down “inspirational” books that encourage us to Drive Forward with a Purpose. Bible study — done with an actual Bible, on our own time, and on our own — can be exciting, exacting, and fun. Please read the rest at my Christian Post article, Trust Me: You’re Smart Enough to Read the Bible.