The School of Biblical Studies’ students completed their intensive, nine months of study and graduated this week here at YWAM Muizenberg. One student Sydney gives her honest and encouraging outlook as her view of the Bible changed from boring and insignificant to essential to knowing God and living life. I hope you are inspired that the Bible is essential to your God-filled life!
“The B. I. B. L. E. Yes, that’s the book for me…” Yeah, yeah, I had heard it since Sunday school – I should read the Bible. Call me a “bad Christian,” but if I was honest nothing, seemed more painstaking.
With that, here are the confessions of a Bible student:
- For most of my life, reading the Bible consisted of opening it at random, slapping my finger on the page, and reading whatever verse I landed on.
- I thought the Bible was boring. It only seemed somewhat relevant when the pastor on stage came up with a witty presentation.
- Frankly, the Bible was too overwhelming, and I thought I would never be able to make sense of that dusty piece of literature for myself.
That was until I decided to embark on a journey. A journey to see what would happen if I read the Bible in its entirely. What would it reveal about God? How could 66 books of ancient literature, written in three different languages, over the course of 1,500 years, actually apply to my life today? Little did I know but this quest would change the course of my life forever.