That question carries an assumption, so let me break it down: Are you in a Bible study right now? If so, what are you studying?
There’s a reason for the timing of this question. Group Bible studies, like lots of things, are often seasonal: People take a break in the summer, then start again in the fall. That’s what’s happened in a Bible-study program at my church, though we kept a Sunday-morning class between services going year round.
My group has just launched into the “minor prophets,” starting with Amos. It’s not a fun book. We’re seeing mostly graphic and dire prophecies of God’s punishment on sinful nations, especially Israel, which of all nations, should have known better than to hold Him in contempt while imagining it had His approval. But we’re also seeing that, like all Scripture, its purpose is redemptive. It brings home just how seriously God takes sin, and moves us toward repentance in His Son, the only One who could possibly bear the punishment for us and bring us to new life.
That’s what I’m studying at the moment. How about you? Share.