Many people in our society treat religion as a “good hobby” for Sundays. Our fast food, fast pace world has influenced us even in the church to try and make our religion as compact and as easy as possible. In a real sense, some people go to the assemblies of the church so that someone else can do their thinking for them and tell them all they need to know about the Bible. That may appeal to some, but no one can grow up in the faith properly with this attitude and approach (Hebrews 5:14).
Spiritual maturity takes daily effort. It is only when you approach Bible study in a sincere, organized, and consistent manner do you begin to truly understand that God’s will is pleasing and perfect (Romans 12:2). Bible study as God intended it to be, is rich, exciting and should be a life-changing experience. Here are a few questions I have found helpful to ask myself in my daily Bible study. Is there an example to follow? Is there a sin for me to avoid? Is there a command for me to obey? Is there a promise for me to claim? These questions are helpful in the application of the Scripture. The lack of application is a reflection of one’s lack of commitment to the Lord.