Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Twenty months ago, I began a study of Paul's letter to the Romans. We just finished our study last night. We spent approximately 76 hours studying Romans over the course of some 38 bi-weekly meetings. 76 hours is really not a great amount of time - especially when broken down over 20 months. In 20 months, there are approximately 14,640 hours. That means that only 1/2 of 1 percent of the available time over the past 20 months was spent studying Romans in our group.

That's not meant to be disheartening. Completing this study is commendable. However, we, as 21st century Christians, need to be sure to continue to increase our Bible Study efforts and not grow stagnant in our practice in the Word. Hebrews 10:25 says, "Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching." So we'll take a break from Bible Study for a time. And come back in January, Lord willing, to study together again. Proverbs 27:17 says, "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another."

In the meantime, I'll be posting my notes from our Romans study on my blog so that we can review what we went through. Lord, guide us in Your will and bring us together again as we hunger for the truth of Your Word.

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