Basic to all discipleship is our commitment to the word of God. I was reminded of this during my morning Bible study in 2 Timothy. We must never underestimate the cost of what it means to follow the Lord Jesus. We want to "know him" (Phil. 3:10). Equally, we may say that knowledge of Scripture is knowledge of Christ. Hence Bible study demands our greatest effort.
May we so daily immerse ourselves in the Scriptures that our blood becomes, in the words of John Stott, "bibline." Yes, it will require hard work. But oh the privilege of studying God's word! Daily. Deeply. Doggedly. Deliberately. Diligently. We do not come to the Bible to prove a point or even to find a sermon. We read to understand and to experience what we understand. And note: Not all of its diamonds are exposed on the surface. Their richness is mined only through hard intellectual and spiritual spadework.
Is your blood type "bibline"?