What Keeps You From Bible Study?
William McPherson was injured when a dynamite charge blew up in his face. As you can imagine the damage was severe. He lost his eyesight, both hands, and most of the sensation in his face. After getting out of the hospital he set out to find a way to study the Bible. Without hands he tried to use his lips to read Braille, but found that the lack of sensation in his face made that impossible. He discovered he could use his tongue to decipher the Moon Type system of dashes. This method left his tongue bleeding and very sore. Gradually it became easier and he learned to read with his tongue. In sixty years William McPherson was able to read the Bible through four times with his tongue.
"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (II Timothy 2:15.)
How many times have you read the Bible through? Are you able to see well enough to read? What is it that keeps you from Bible study? Is it ball games, television, friends, family, selfishness or just laziness? Why do so many things get in the way of God's children communicating with their father through reading His word? How often do you study your Bible?
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." (Matthew 6:33.)
When it comes right down to it, there is nothing more important than our relationship with God. If we are not involved in daily Bible study then we are not putting the Kingdom of God first in our life. We should realize that Bible study is as essential as prayer for healthy communication in our relationship with God. Where there is no communication, relationships die.
- - - - Josh Webster