Anna at Hope Road wrote two Bible-related posts recently. The first reminds us of the privilege we have to be able to own Bibles, a privilege that sometimes leads us to value the Bible less than we should:
Wycliffe says that “more than 2,200 language communities still do not have true access to even one verse of Scripture.”
How sad is that? And while this reality should make us have hearts of eager willingness to do what we can to help those who are still without Scripture in their language, it should also fill us with gratefulness that we are blessed enough to have access to the Scriptures! It’s not a cliché to say that being able to read the Bible is a great blessing. It is, in fact, a luxury that hundreds of thousands of people would love to enjoy.
Right now, I have five Bibles in plain view…. Yet sometimes I let weeks go by without even a thought of thankfulness for my access to God’s living word.
In another post, Anna talks about how she’s struggling with what to read in her devotions and how being a Bible major enhances her devotions during the school year:
I realized I should add that being a Bible major in college, I’m used to having one or more classes that focus on somewhat intensive Bible study. During the summer, I really miss that addition to my regular quiet times, so it’s even harder to know how to incorporate actual study into what I’m used to doing during the school year.