In our class today, we read Deuteronomy 6:4-9. We then used the Discovery Bible Study method for this passage. We created a chart with 3 sections on a piece of paper: “Scripture”, “My words”, and “I will”. In the Scripture section we wrote out the passage we were studying as it is written. In the my words section we summarized or paraphrased what the Bible passage was talking about in our own words. Then in the I will section we wrote one or two practical ways that we will apply this passage to our life right now. I have never heard of this process for looking at scripture, but I really love it. I am going to start using this process whenever I read passages from the Bible from now on because I think it helps me remember and apply the passage better. The third “I will” column especially challenges me to obey God’s word by figuring out what I can add, remove, or change in my life right now.
Here is the passage we read today:
4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.
This passage reminds me that God should always be at the forefront of my life, and that I should love God with everything I am. God’s word should be engrained on my heart. My day should revolve around Him from the time I wake up until the time I go to bed and everything in between. For my I will statements, I wrote that I will share this scripture with someone today, and that I will pray/meditate on God’s word/worship 3 times a day so that my focus continues to be brought back to God throughout my day.
Much love, B