Guilt and the Gospel
In our care group yesterday, we discovered we are a bunch of "mavericks". Our topic was Bible study. I expected a major guilt trip as I usually get when discussing such things. ( A trip I no longer take, by the way.) However, I was pleasantly surprised that in our group that was not the case. We were all in agreement that although Bible study is very important, it should not become a checklist thing to do every day. It should be a part of our lives but it is not the most important thing-our daily walk with God is much more important. An open heart and an open prayer life with God is so much more important. That is NOT to say spending time in the Word is optional, it certainly is not. I just think forcing yourself to digest pages of scripture because "as Christians, we HAVE to" is counterproductive. Giving ourselves assignments to study the word is a fast ticket to legalism. Being open to God's nudgings into the word is a blessing.
How do you feel about Bible study? A discipline to be carried out every day or something to be done as the spirit leads you? Or something else altogether?
Overall, we have had a top-notch weekend. Today is hubby's day off and we will make a joyous day of it. Happy Monday!!