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Email Tips: Dealing With Boredom

This "tip" was originally delivered on Saturday, September 6th, 2014 .

Do you ever get bored with Bible study?

Then you have a problem. We all have problems.

Boredom is the conscious product of an inactive mind. It is blindness of the heart. It is a symptom of not caring about the things of God.

The God of the Universe has spoken words and they are made available to anyone with the internet or in print for a buck at the dollar store.

David wrote, “I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.” (Psa 119:14)

All riches? Would you trade even a million dollars for your Bible? If you’re bored, I doubt you would.

The Psalmist also wrote, “Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.” (Psalm 119:18)

David had read the law a few times, and it might have become repetitive to him, but he believes the law is not a boring dusty legal document, but contains the very wonders of God.

Remember, he is talking about the law! This is Leviticus and Deuteronomy, not the more exciting books of John, Revelation, Romans, or Philippians.

How much more delightful it is now that the Bible includes the hidden wisdom of God since the world began: the mystery of Christ (1 Cor 2:7-10).

It is not merely the wonder of God’s law that we are able to search out, but the more excellent wonders of his grace revealed through the apostle Paul.

Paul prays like David that we would not be blind and bored:

“…making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: the eyes of your understanding being enlightened…” – Eph 1:16-18

Bored with Bible study?

Open your eyes and behold! God has not given us a boring book that withers like last years New York Times bestseller.

He has revealed the very deep things of God in the mystery of Christ.

For His glory,

Justin “no more boredom” Johnson

This "tip" was originally published in the weekly Grace Ambassadors Update sent free to subscribers.