Confession. I tend to spend a lot of my Bible study time in the Gospels, Paul’s epistles, and James. Old Testament favorites are Psalms, Proverbs, Isaiah, and then snippets from a few others. I used to say I didn’t have favorite book or verse of the Bible, but clearly I do. I mean, I’m naturally drawn to certain verses or books. That says to me that I do actually really have favorites. A few years ago, I realized that James 4:17 is one that comes to me almost daily. If I had a “life verse” I think it would be that.
But staying with the familiar is just a really good way to reinforce what you think you know. I want to grow, to learn. So, I went to Jude the other day. I mean, I’ve read it–studied it in Old Testament Survey in High School–but I’ve never really tried to dig out all the nuggets. I remembered the beginning quite well. In fact, I had to force myself NOT to skim as I read. *blush* However, the second half REALLY slapped me upside the head.
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