Christian author Kay Arthur asked on Facebook “What are the top 3 reasons why a Christian does not study the Bible?" Within minutes, people replied to her question. Below is a summary of a some of the reasons they noted. What are your reasons?
Don’t understand how to study God’s word Don’t have structure and know how to study the Bible Doesn’t see the value of a Bible study Not knowing how to study God’s word and giving up Not understanding what they are reading in the Bible Lack of Intimacy with God Intimidated by God and can’t understand how to relate They’ve never had a real experience in the presence of God Don’t want to be convicted of sin or think about their behavior No quiet place or time to be alone with a Bible Too busy to study God’s word Parents of Small Children Taking college classes Long work hours Lack of commitment Caretaker for special needs child or disabled adult More concerned with world Distractions Television Internet Physical injury or limitations Cost or expense of the study Lack of Discipline Waits until end of day then too tired to study Laziness
We all have excuses for not participating in Bible study. Participating in Bible study puts God in the center of our lives. Take time to study the Bible and keep an open mind and heart. The Bible is one way that God directs our life.