I’m a firm believer in personal Bible Study. It has changed my life, and I feel differently on days when I’ve neglected it for other things. I am quickly reminded that it is as important to me as water for daily living. Water keeps me alive, the Bible keeps me alive in the spirit and walking in truth.
I have found that Bible Study Magazine is a great tool for me to use daily. It’s easy to get bogged down with lengthy Bible Studies and neglect them- or attempt to pull an old College trick and “cram” one night for the whole week. That may seem like it’s working in a pinch, but long-term, the point is missed. DAILY BIBLE STUDY is important for LIFE. That’s why I’ve found that I truly love Bible Study Magazine. There is a daily focus and reading, and it’s more in-depth than a simple devotional, but not too lengthy for one sitting. I also follow them on twitter @BibleStudyMag for thought provoking questions, updates and community discussion.
As an aside, I also believe in making your Bible study relevant. It’s important to “study your struggle”. For example, if you need patience, look up verses on patience and mediatate on them. If you’re struggling with anger, worry, addiction, or need peace, comfort, etc, look up verses that relate to those topics and meditate and pray. A relevant Bible study certainly takes a front seat to a scripted “daily” study. However, for the days that you are not sure what exactly it is that you need, (which are probably most days) dive in to the Bible Study Magazine.*
*I am not in any way affiliated with Bible Study Magazine, nor am I paid for my endorsement. Bible Study Magazine can be purchased at LifeWay, Borders, Books a Million and Barnes and Noble, or ordered directly from their website.