Change has been swift in recent years. Each new technological marvel follows hot on the heels of the last one.
And this constant search for new and better things has made learning easier – often because we don’t actually have to learn! What’s the point of remembering people’s phone numbers when they’re all at your fingertips in your phone? Why bother to learn the nine-times table when you have a calculator?
So what about Bible knowledge? There’s so much available for Bible study online nowadays: versions, concordances, lexicons, commentaries etc. Does it make us any better Bible students than previous generations?
Well whether it does or not, the whole point of Bible study is to improve our characters, our Godliness.
So, really, nothing has changed for us with the advent of the digital age in this most important respect. Whether we get our wisdom from a book or a screen, the important thing is what finishes up inside us, not what we have in our libraries or our databases.
There’s no file or app for a positive faith. You have to store it in your mind and heart – and keep it switched on!
“His delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.” (Psalm 1:2 NIV)