So when we are given a task that is hard. We will often look for an easy way out. We hit a difficult passage or study, and will quickly move to go to a commentary or a study Bible, or a book on the subject. We do not push ourselves to “death crawl,” through the text. That means that our skills lie dormant or atrophy. What happens then, when, like our brothers and sisters in China, Iran, Jordan, or Syria we do not have access to that embarrassing wealth of content?
Push yourself. Do not take the easy way in study. Stretch. Learn new skills. Do not rest on what you know. Philippians 3:12 – 14 and 1 Corinthians 9:25 – 27, tell us that we are to push ourselves. To borrow a phrase, “Just Do It.”