Digging in the Same Place

It can be real easy to skim or read a passage of Scripture for information. But in order to get transformed by the Word, it takes time. Repetition can help too. And I’m not talking about repetition for memorization sake either. Covering the same passage for several days in a row opens up the opportunity to dig beyond the surface. Cross referencing different versions and checking for the first mention of key words can make the Word come alive. Personally discovering something that you never knew before can create excitement and desire to dive deeper into the Word.

If you lead a small group consider having it read the same passage everyday for a week. Encourage them to stop and meditate on each word. This kind of repetition can help people develop a confidence that they can study and find treasure in the Bible on their own.

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