This article is part of the ESV.org Reading Plans series.
Making the Effort
As Christians, we believe the Bible is the very word of God, and it’s pivotal that we spend time knowing and loving him through it. But it’s not always easy to understand, and sometimes, casually reading it isn’t enough to let the word do its complete work in our hearts and lives. In, Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds, author Jen Wilkin says:
Do you know that the word disciple means “learner”? As a disciple of Christ, you and I are called to learn, and learning requires effort. It also requires good study methods. We know this to be true of our schooling, but do we know it to be true of following Christ?
A Reading Plan
Over the course of five days, read through the first chapter of the book of James and follow along with video instruction from Jen Wilkin as she walks through five helpful ways to study the Bible and let it, as she says, “get under your skin.”
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