These days people want their physical food precooked, prepared, processed, and packaged. Quick, easy and convenient is a priority. Tasty and delicious is a bonus. Has it ever occurred to you that we have similar preferences when it comes to our spiritual diet? We so easily turn to a book, a video, or a devotional guide and gladly read the thoughts or listen to the ideas of other people. Their insights bless us. Our understanding increases and even our love for God grows as they explain to us what is in the Bible.
BUT, there is nothing that can compare to your own discoveries as the Holy Spirit teaches you directly from THE WORD. The flavor, the nutrition, the energy, and the lasting impact your own study of Scripture will have on you spiritually will be significantly more substantial. In fact, the Lord delights in those who love His Word. It’s His very best way of communicating His deep love for you and for me, isn’t it?
Are you willing to commit an hour (or more) a week, to simply pondering what the Bible itself has to say about HOPE? Then these study guides might be written just for you! Starting this next week with Lesson 1, why not give it a try? Print out the 9 guides, get out your Bible, some paper and a pen and then decide when your appointment with the Lord will actually happen.