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A friend of mine mentioned that she was reading a thought-provoking devotional book and that she liked to read it in small segments and “swish it around in my mind…”

That reminded me of this devotional. It’s a little light-hearted, but perhaps may make you think a little…


Tootsie Roll Pop Bible Study

What’s your favorite candy? My husband and I really enjoy Tootsie Roll Pops. We like them especially when we have to drive at night – they help us to stay awake because, after all, they require you to do something, which keeps you awake. My husband has even used them to keep him awake when reading – pretty cool trick, huh?

I thought of this in connection with Bible study recently. Take the following scripture for instance.

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3

Don’t read over this beatitude (or other well known scriptures) too quickly just because you know it. Pretend it’s a tootsie roll pop. Don’t crunch it. Savor it. Enjoy it. Roll it around in your mouth (heart and mind) while you ponder its deeper meaning. Take it out of your mouth and look at it while the flavor is still lingering on your tongue, and think about its truths.

Then take it in again and feel your mouth watering around the candy; around the Word as you consider what it is saying in your present state. For the Word of God is “living and active” (Hebrews 4:12 NASB) and The Word speaks to each of us in our daily walk.

Resist (again) the temptation to bite into it. Let the meaning come to you slowly, and when it does; when you seek; when you find; when you come to the chewy center; when you arrive at the truths that God has laid out for you, oh the joy you’ll find at understanding His precious Word. And add to that, not only coming to it, but coming to it in His timing – well, what a joy, indeed!

May God bless you as you delight in the study of His Holy Word! Amen.

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