Missing The Forest For The Trees
I love studying the word of God.
I love to dig in and look at the sentence structure. I love to find out what the words mean. I love to divide up the paragraphs and outline chapters.
I love the trees of studying the Bible.
What I don’t love is missing the forest for the trees.
Sometimes that’s what I think some of us do. Sometimes that’s what I think I have the tendency to do.
I run around looking at all of the variety of pretty trees. And sometimes I can miss the forest.
I can tell you everything there is to know about a certain passage of scripture after I study it for a while.
What I might miss and forget to tell you about is the point.
What is the point of the scripture you and I may study? We might see it in the detailed study of a section of scripture. We just need to be sure to not miss the pont of what we’re studying.
Do you ever miss the forest for the trees?