Letter To A 13-Year Old Asking How To Go Deeper in Bible Study, by John Piper

Dear [Samantha],

I got your note about going deeper with your Bible reading. Thanks for asking.

First, let me say that I am really encouraged that you take the Bible so seriously. Sometimes I hold it in my hand and feel the wonder that it is the very word of the Maker of the universe. Amazing.

You are right to read it every day and seek to let it permeate all your thoughts and feelings. When Paul says it is all inspired by God and that it is profitable so that you will be equipped for every good work, I believe he means that even the parts that are hard to read, or even sometimes confusing, will in the long run have an effect on your mind and your soul that will shape you into the kind of woman who can stand strong all your life for Jesus, and sniff out the errors of the world, and love all that is truly good and beautiful.

Here are a couple ideas for going deeper.

For the rest of this pastoral letter, go here.

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One Response

  1. Reblogged this on InHisName and commented:
    This is incredible. Seriously, 13? Of the 120 kids in our middle-school youth group there are probably less than five kids that would do this. I’m blown away. Thank you John Piper, and Grace, Glory and Gospel Endeavor for sharing!

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