“School’s out; quit studying the subject and start living it! And let your living spill over into thanksgiving.” Colossians 2:7
I attend a monthly women’s Bible study at church—the Mary Circle. During our two-hour gathering, we take a few minutes to greet one another over coffee and refreshments and then attack the lesson for the day.
The dozen or more women that attend have become my sisters in Christ. We don’t just spend time pondering the verses we read, we stop and interject our thoughts, feelings, and relate it to the situations we face in our lives. We share ideas of ways to put the lesson for the day into action. Before we leave, we pray together and submit prayer requests for an anonymous prayer partner to pray about until we meet again.
Paul says we should walk away from study with a sense of joy and thanksgiving. He gave the Colossians a commission: “You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live him.” (vs. 6) I think Paul would be proud of study groups taking place in the church, communities, and families.
Lord, give us opportunities to share what we’ve learned about your love and grace through our actions. Amen.