Hindrances to Bible Study #2
Yesterday we wrote that a lack of desire would hinder your Bible study. Today, we will look at two other possibilities as to why one’s Bible study is not vibrant.
A lack of discipline will hinder one’s Bible study. It seems we all have experience developing bad habits, but not much expertize in developing good habits. For all sorts of reasons, we are side-tracked from doing what we know is right. A prime example of this problem is the fact that a large percentage of Christians do not study the Bible regularly, yet find time to do much less important things.
If you have difficulty in the disciplines of your time, do not just resign yourself to failure. Start somewhere and ask God to help you progress from that point. Set goals for your personal Bible study; challenge yourself to reach these goals and then, keep track of your efforts. Don’t give up.
Another hindrance to Bible study is a lack of obedience. Through Bible study God will show you His will. Your responsibility is to follow His direction. This means doing exactly what He says to do, when He says to do it, and with the right heart attitude.
The Word of God must be activated in your life through obedience. I encourage you this day; get into the Word of God and engage in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.