Fix Your Own Meal

I received an urgent call from my eldest son last week.  It was not an unexpected call.  I knew it would come sooner or later.  He was in a supermarket somewhere in Philadelphia needing to know whether what type of beef to buy to make spaghetti sauce.  Mind you, he had been taught how to make spaghetti numerous times while at home.  He refused to attend to the task or remember the steps.  He even bribed his brother, Zachary to cook for him or trade chores for a meal.  As far as Jared was concerned someone else would be cooking for him in the future.  The future has arrived and he has come to the realization that you have to fix your own meal. 

Acts 17:11

11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Are you depending on someone else to do the majority of scripture study for you?  We are all called to assemble for worship and study but what about homework?  What we learn at church is more likely to stick when we spend personal time studying and meditating on the word.  We remember more when we highlight and write down notes during our personal time than when we show up at church as a blank slate.  We may need to call someone for a clear understanding and for counsel but at least our minds will be ripe for enlightenment and growth when we are in the habit of faithfully searching the scriptures.  Do your part by taking the time to study.  The word is bread to a hungry soul.  Try fixing your own meal.


  1. Thank you for this reminder of how important it is to have my own personal study time.


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