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More on Daily Bible Study

Stephen recently posted a blog about the importance of daily bible study. I’ve recently seen a couple of things along the same line.

First, David Mathis quotes Jerry Seinfeld (yes, that Jerry Seinfeld) to stress the importance of daily time in God’s word:

When his wildly successful sitcom ended, Seinfeld went on a nationwide stand-up comedy tour called “I’m Telling You for the Last Time.” The routine was recorded for compact disc (remember those?) at New York’s Broadhurst Theater in August of 1998. At the end is a question-and-answer segment, where a zealous fan shouts, “Do you have favorite Seinfeld episode?”

Seinfeld answers,

I get this question quite often. I don’t really have a favorite; they’re all kind of my babies. I did the best I could with each one. [Audience applauds.]

You know, comedy is kind of a survival industry. Comedians are very much into just surviving. It’s like if I were to ask you, “What is your favorite breath of air that you’ve ever taken?” You would say, “Whichever one I’m taking that gets me to the next one.” That’s kind of the mindset.

Mathis explains:

And that kind of mindset, alongside others, is a wise one … to embrace. That you took a deep breath an hour ago won’t be much appreciated unless you’re still breathing. A great meal a month ago won’t do you much good if you haven’t eaten since. And delighting in God through taking in his word isn’t an annual, monthly, or even weekly event for the healthy Christian, but a daily rhythm.

Some of you have benefited from the Explore daily bible study guides. Now they are also available as an app for smartphones and tablets. It doesn’t seem to be any less expensive than ordering the hard copy study guides, but is probably a simpler way to get the guides on a regular basis.

Posted by David Fenton on Feb 14, 10:49 PM

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