First – and I know this – I teach it – I have written about it here – I discounted the reality of Hebrews 4:12 and Isaiah 55:11 which I just wrote about, two days ago. I am learning in crystal clear terms that if you give a man a Bible (not a study Bible just the text), a blank sheet of paper, a pen, and a few tools in the form of process to follow, the promise that Jesus made to us is validated in spades. The Holy Spirit does His thing, John 16:13, he leads those men into truth – in spite of any dumb facilitator’s (who will remain me) giving an assignment that may be too hard.
Second I underestimated the hunger of the men in the group. That hunger caused by personal encounter with the Word. Proverbs 27:7, Jeremiah 15:16; Ezekiel 3:1 – 3; and Revelation 10:9 talk about the sweetness of the Word of God when we begin to eat it.
The Word is a magnet to our hearts. The closer we get to it, the less we allow between us and the Word, the stronger the draw. Not even a hard assignment from a misguided facilitator can thwart that pull. I forgot that.