Steeping

An object lesson for Sabbath school teachers and youth leaders.

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How do we relate to a book that is 2 to 5 thousand years old? 

It may be that people struggle with reading the Bible is because its not really a book to "read." It calls for something deeper than reading.

It's a little like making a cup of tea. 

Set a bag of tea into the water for several seconds and you see only a little difference. The drink has very little flavor. Leave the bag in the water for a few minutes and the tea has time to diffuse itself into the cup. Here the cup of tea gains strength. 

Time is not the key. The important thing is to steep. To allow every fiber become saturated. 

Try it with these verses. 

Galatians 2:19-21, Romans 12:2, Ephesians 2:8,9

In your devotional life, do you dip? Or do you steep?