I used to think Bible studies were basically Christian self-help books.
I mean once you were “right with God” why would anyone have to go to another one?
I thought it was only people who needed to know more about the Bible or to learn about God who would go to a basic bible study. And all the “more advanced stuff” was for people with serious personal problems. I didn’t want to be identified with either group.
I went to Christian school, and Sunday school, and Christian college. So I KNEW all the basics. and I certainly didn’t have any major problems.
Gracious, what could I possibly GET out of a bible study?
I guess it never occured to me that hardness of heart and pride was a PROBLEM !!!!!
and I didn’t know the bible as well as I need to.
As life goes on I know more and more surely that I know not even a tiny FRACTION of what I need to know about God and His word.
I’m not talking about memorization here, although it would be nice if I could get a better handle on that. I’m talking about knowing basic theology and knowing where to find help in the Bible.
Don’t really know where I’m going with this post, except to say that we all, no matter how mature we think we are in Christ, need to get into a regular Bible study habit.