Dig Deeper

The Bible has the power to transform our hearts and our lives when we engage with it because it connects us with the very words of God. Just like anything worth learning, to truly know it, we must not only read it, but, study and reflect on it. Going deeper takes more time and is more challenging, but it’s worth it. The deeper we dig, the more riches we will find.

Discussion Questions

What are some specific benefits that scripture can bring to our lives according to this passage?

What can these benefits tell us about God?

How can we apply these benefits to our lives?

Why should we be interested in studying scripture?

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