By: Mike Riley
You have heard the saying, “Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day; teach a man to fish, and he’ll eat for a lifetime.” Relative to God’s word, we might express this principle this way: “Teach a man what the Bible says, and he has knowledge for a day; teach a man to study the Bible, and he has knowledge for a lifetime.” Many people’s approach to Bible study is the “Let George Do It” method. They say to themselves, “I don’t have to study the Bible “ That is what we have the What’s his name for.” Several problems arise from this method: George is not always right. That does not mean George is intentionally deceptive. It just means he does not know everything, and some of what he says may be incorrect (James 3:1-2).