Seeking Him Podcast

Word for Word

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: Do you ever find your mind wandering when you read the Bible? An ancient technique may help you concentrate.

Taking time to write out specific passages from God’s Word forces us to think about what we’re reading. It helps us observe details of the text more carefully.

In the Old Testament God often told the Israelites to copy His law. In Deuteronomy 6:9 we read, “Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.” Another time they were told to set up some large boulders and “write very clearly all the words of this law on these stones you have set up.”

You may find it helpful to do something similar. If you find that it’s hard to concentrate when you read, try transcribing the passage you’re reading—writing it out word for word. And if you're really ambitious, you may want to do what a couple of my friends have done and actually make your own copy of the entire Bible!

With Seeking Him, I'm Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.

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