Friday, July 10, 2009

daily text 07/10

Friday, July 10th, 2009
"Solid food belongs to mature people, to those who through use have their perceptive powers trained to distinguish both right and wrong." (Hebrews 5:14)

When fresh understanding of the Scriptures is opened to us, do we not feel happy because of the way it strengthens our faith? That is why Bible study, more so than mere reading, can be such a joy. Therefore, when you read Christian publications, ask yourself: ‘How does this explanation compare with what I previously understood about the subject? What additional Scripture texts or arguments can I think of that would provide further support for the conclusions being presented in this article?’ If further research is required, make a note of the question you would like to have answered, and make it the subject of a future study project. Take special note of the Scriptural reasoning used to reach the conclusions presented. This will help you to train your “perceptive powers.”
(Watchtower issue: 11/01/07, 2:14, 15)