Thursday, December 17, 2009

How to Benefit from the Bible: Step Three

This is part three continuing excerpts from James MacDonald's post on How to Benefit from the Bible. Step One was "Read It." Step two was "Question It." Step three is "Plan It."

"This is absolutely essential if you are going to benefit from the Bible as much as you could for the rest of your life. Make a plan of action regarding how you will implement what you are learning. Have a journal open beside your Bible and write some notes. Write some thoughts in the margin of your Bible. When the Word convicts you about anger or deceit or selfishness, have a strategy to deal with those sins. Make your plan specific and measurable. The results you begin to see will amaze you. Read it. Question it. Plan it."