Originally posted on The Spitfire Grill:
“Then the brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea. When they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.” – Acts 17:10-11 (NKJV)
The good people of Berea “received the word” and “searched the scriptures daily.” Such people are a rare, dying breed today. Most of us aren’t like the Bereans. Spiritually, we’re too lazy.
We don’t study the Bible for ourselves. We expect others to do it for us instead. That’s why books and devotionals about the Bible, both in print and online, are trendy today. Popular Bible teachers for women include Kay Arthur, Anne Graham Lotz, Beth Moore, and Priscilla Shirer. John McArthur, John Piper, R. C. Sproul, and Chuck Swindoll are…
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