Enjoying the Journey

There is a delicate balance in the daily devotional life: we want to keep both discipline and freshness in our time with God. Very easily routines turn into ruts and delight becomes drudgery. Today’s list is unique because each book must be used. Reading is not enough. Let me begin by clarifying that there is no book like the Bible and no daily devotional time can be what it should be apart from time in God’s Word. It is a very dangerous thing to allow any book, no matter how helpful, to substitute for the faithful reading of Scripture. Begin with the Bible and allow every other resource to drive you deeper into the Word of God. Here are five…

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It is truly amazing the number of Bible study helps that are now available at our fingertips. The proliferation of tools and the accessibility of technology has changed study forever. As a person who spends a great deal of time on the road I am truly grateful for these conveniences. However, in every age the greatest helps are simple methods that do not change. They can be utilized if the internet is down or if search engines are not available. The 2 Timothy 2:15 principle is still in effect: “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” No one can do that for you. Nothing substitutes for…

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