Daily Reflections

A Fresh Perspective

August 25, 2021 Kristie Anyabwile

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. —2 Timothy 3:16

When you’re training for a race, you don’t run at full capacity every running session. You have a long run, and then you have a short one. You kind of vary it.

When it comes to the Bible, sometimes varying our diet—either in terms of method or of how we’re spending our time—will give us a different kind of capacity for the Word. It uses different muscles and gives a fresh perspective.

I remember when I was first introduced to reading the Bible chronologically. I have a history background, so understanding that Job was earlier in the historical narrative of Scripture than other Old Testament characters or that certain events were happening while the prophets were writing gave me new insight.

Changing up your routine and varying your diet will give you that freshness of perspective. It grows your capacity for the Word, too, because you’re learning something new. You’re adding to what the Lord has already been teaching you in the past.

Make it Personal

What are some ways you could change up your routine of reading God’s Word in order to get a fresh perspective?