Tell Me What You Studied
Starting with the first Tuesday in November, I began a study
time with my family. It’s
notable because all my children are now
adults and three are living with me and
my wife. Sometimes not
all of the children are home but the study goes on anyway. Right
now we are studying the book of Romans, per my wife’s request.
past Thursday, my daughter was gone at the time of
the study. What is
interesting though is that she called after our
study was over and asked what I
covered in the study that night.
My first reply sadly was that she should have been with us if she
wanted to know what the study was about. Her reply was
I am paraphrasing here) “Isn’t this a good time to study
too?” I had no reply
to that. What could I say? God over and
over tells us to “…seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness;
and all these things
shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33).
With similar instructions to Timothy, Paul writes that we should be
“…be urgent in season, out of season” (2 Timothy 4:2). My
mind was sent on doing something other than teaching God’s word.
I felt so ashamed of myself for thinking that way. My daughter has
taught me many things over the years not the
least of which is the
importance of God’s word in our lives. When is not a good to
tell someone you love (and shouldn’t we love all?) about the
truth of God’s word? Don’t let yourself get like Martha and be
“cumbered about much serving”.
If someone asks about the Bible
that is the best time to study with them.
In Christ, Steve Preston
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