I've been watching this show called "Gold Rush" on one of the cable channels. I find it so interesting to watch grown men putting out so much effort for a few ounces of gold.
The premise is simple; they go into the back country of Alaska or Canada and set up tons of equipment that cost tens of thousands of dollars. Then they dig up hundreds of tons of dirt and run it thru these machines to extract a few ounces of gold. Yes I understand gold sells for $1700 an ounce but their break even point is between sixty and seventy ounces. After that they can start paying the help.
It got me to thinking how many of us would be gold miners if gold was lying around on the ground. Okay lets say you have to drive five hundred miles, but then you could just get out of your car on nice level ground and pick up gold nuggets. We would all be there. So what is stopping us? It's the preparation, the initial output, the setting up of equipment, the digging, the long cold hours.
It's the same reason we don't pick up our Bibles. It takes an effort. First you have to kick the cat out of your reading chair, maybe find a pen and a note pad, then the search for your Bible and where to begin? Trust me when I tell you it's like driving those five hundred miles and then plucking up the gold by the bucket full.
Your fears are that Bible study is more like the TV show, a lot of effort and you may find something or maybe not. But the truth is that there is gold on every page, every chapter, every verse. Just pick up your Bible and start reading.
Proverbs 30;5 Every word of God [is] pure: he [is] a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
Isa. 55;11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper [in the thing] for which I sent it.
Psa. 138;2 I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name For Your loving kindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.
Psa. 119;162 I rejoice at Your word As one who finds great treasure.