October 12, 2008

Luther on Bible Study...

I read some quotes from Luther on effective bible study and it can be summarized in 3 words: prayer, meditation, trials.

I am okay with prayer and meditation, but trials...

I think he has it right though. We never really learn anything until we have been tested. Then we remember how things work. So the same applies to my spiritual life. If I want what I meditate on to stick in my memory I need to be tested in a way that makes me apply what I learned. So trials are a good part of the learning process. I just pray I continue to see trials in that light and not complain about them.

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