Mark His Word

This morning I began a journey through the Book of Daniel in the Bible.  I pulled out a copy of the Bible that I read a couple years ago to see the notes I’d made in Daniel.  There was so much there!  As I read through this Bible, I turned it into my own personal study/devotional Bible.  Quite a few key verses were highlighted, with notes in the margins about what God was saying to me through these passages.  There were also numerous cross-references with other passages, references that would probably not stand out to me at any other time.

I know sometimes people are reluctant to write in their Bible, and I can kind of understand that.  But I can’t bear to think about the valuable insights, derived from my personal time alone with God, that would’ve been lost if I hadn’t written in this Bible.

We never read the Bible the same way twice.  For instance, when I read through this particular copy of the Scriptures, I was in a transitional period in my life.  So that affected how God spoke to me, and it colored my understanding of what I was reading.  There were sermons I’d recently heard and other passages I’d recently read that came to mind as I studied the Bible, so I connected these pieces together.  That’s why we never read the Bible the same way twice.  If we don’t make note of these insights, they’re lost!

My encouragement to you: mark His Word!

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Published in: on February 21, 2008 at 4:00 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. “But I can’t bear to think about the valuable insights, derived from my personal time alone with God, that would’ve been lost if I hadn’t written in this Bible.”

    GREAT SENTENCE!

    I am also a scary cat when it comes to “messing” up my Bible, but if we would do it – the writing could prove to be a great learning tool!

    Judy

  2. It’s better than any commentary, because it’s personal. Go for it!


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