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Monday, April 2, 2012

Into the Weeds

One of my objectives today was to read through Colossians, the plan is to do that every day during the duration of the study we are doing for the next five weeks.  But, I did not make it, yet.
Getting into the weeds in Bible study too soon may cause you to miss the overall message of a book.
Got distracted.  Started looking more closely at what verbs Paul used in the first chapter and how he used them.  How they related to one another, what was their person, number, tense, mood, and voice and in the case of the participles, case.  I know.  I got bogged down in the weeds when I was supposed to be skimming through the trees.

One of the things I constantly harp on with folks is the need to get an overall handle on the book prior to diving down into the weeds of analysis.  It is important to get there eventually, but one has to understand the lay of the land before one makes the plunge (I sense that there is a really good analogy in there somewhere).  It just goes to show you that even when we know better, sometimes we get sidetracked.

It probably says a lot about me that I really enjoyed the weeds today.

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