Why aren't we teaching Christians to study the Bible?

I was raised in the Church and have been a regular attender my entire life. However, honestly, I struggle with studying the Bible. I do in-depth Bible studies that are written by others but when I am between studies I merely read a few verses here and there, or a five minute devotional. Then I look for my next study.

I don't think there is anything wrong with trusting godly authors to help me learn about scripture, but it does seem strange that I am nearing 40 and can't really do it on my own. Did you ever play the game, "if you were stuck on a deserted island...."what one food would you bring?" (a chocolate milkshake with extra chocolate from WhichWich) Or "what one book would you bring?" It feels so holy and righteous to say, "the Bible!" But I think I would be more likely to say "a Beth Moore study!"

Now, if I was raised in the Church and know that the Bible is "a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path", shouldn't I be able to study and learn it on my own? How will I instruct my children if I am not educated on studying the Bible? I hadn't thought too deeply about all this until I read this article onCrosswalk.com. But I know God was using it to challenge me...I need to equip myself to study The Word without always looking to others for their interpretations.

To read this thought-provoking blog, click here: http://www.crosswalk.com/blogs/christian-trends/why-aren-t-we-teaching-christians-how-to-study-the-bible.html

-Alicia

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