Why have I stopped studying the Bible?
Over the years, I have seen huge amount of opinions on my desk. Like the popular saying, “Everything happens for a reason”, maybe that is why a lot of minds who have stopped consulting their bible will never ceased giving reasons for their actions.
It is indeed deplorable to hear the story of Bro Nathaniel who was actively vibrant in disceting each part of the Bible, stopped all of a sudden with inexcusable reason like that of Bro Judas. Isn’t it pathetic? Even many new converts find it so boring to study the Bible. Part of the opinions for not studying the Bible I have received lately that stuck my heart are; ” I am always finding it so difficult to understand the language of the Bible”; “The Bible has stylishly become my sleeping doze whenever, I take to read, the agent of sleep will always patronise my eyes” and “Reading Bible takes ones to be calm and I am really calm to read it” among others.
Like one of the excuses says, “the language of the Bible is so complex to comprehend” This would have most acceptable only if the Bible has not been translated in different languages of the earth surface. Theoretical research has revealed that, “as of October 2019 the full Bible has been translated into 698 languages, the New Testament has been translated into an additional 1,548 languages and Bible portions or stories into 1,138 other languages”. If the full Bible has been translated into 698 languages, where do you generate your excuse of language complexity when you can always get different language versions that marry your understanding.
However, I put it straight to you that none of the above excuses and your excuses are solid enough to stop you reading the Bible. Then you go again, why am I not reading the Bible if my excuses are not solidified enough?
1. Undefined Purpose:
The purpose you failed to define will definitely be abuse. People tend to do things in a normal way when, they have fully come to the understanding of the reasons they must do it. Little wonder would you see a man stop stealing if he had not seen the reason to stop it. You are definitely a human being. Blood runs in your body vice versa water flows in your body.
You might have wondered why you have suddenly become a stranger to your Bible, then ask yourself to know the reasons for studying it. Many will find out they have no tangible reason to study the Bible. Why do you intend to study it? For bragging? For preaching? Because you are a Christian? Why must you study it? The moment you set a tangible reason to study the Bible, then you are back on the track.
If your intentions to study the Bible have nothing to do with the kingdom advancement, kindly recheck and reset! Have you not read that, the scriptures are profitable for doctrine? Then, what doctrine have you learnt from the bible so far? To be a part time student in the kingdom advancement class? To be a lukewarm Bible Scholar? Redefine the purpose of studying the Bible and reset your enthusiasm.
To be continued on Wednesday…
I’m Damjohn the platform.