I Study My Bible Like I Plow My Field

I Study My Bible Like I Plow My Field

Author Unknown

Famer plowing behind a muleA farmer explained: ďI study my Bible like I plow my field. Oftentimes when Iím plowing or breaking new ground, my plow will get hung under a root, and if Iím going at a pretty good clip it will really jar me. But I donít get mad and beat my mule and burn my plow. No, I just back up a little, ease over the root and get on with my plowing. Next time around Iíll probably hit that root again and it still shakes me up, but I donít quit farming. I just back up, ease over the root and keep on working. Pretty soon I have hit that root so many times that itís loose and the first thing you know I plow right through it and donít even notice it. Iíve got it shook loose. Thatís the way I study the Bible. When I come upon a hard passage, it might shake me up a little bit, but I donít throw away my Bible and quit the Lord on that account. I just ease over it and keep on studying. The next time I read that passage I jar it a little bit more. I keep on doing this until finally, because of information that I have gathered from other parts of the Bible I am able to jar the passage loose. I understand it.Ē